When it comes to finding talent for your business, speed wins…
It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking to a traditional recruiter or logging in to an online talent marketplace like Zoomtal, the question you’re most likely asking is ‘how quickly can I get them in?’ It seems that in the world of talent, everyone wants the hare, and not the tortoise.
And there’s a pretty sound reasoning for this. If you need an interim or contingent placement then there’s a chance that something very important just isn’t being done or your business is lacking in some department. And, as the old adage goes, time is money. Every day without that person is a day further away from getting the returns that you want, creating the value for the business.
For permanent projects it’s not just about the time to find the person, it’s then the time to make them effective. The J-curve of employee learning – and the horrific situation when they just don’t cut it. The permanent hiring process, coupled with the likelihood of failure (and cost), is one of the reasons why companies are mixing up their workforces and why you should too.
Projects not people, independents not permanent. There’s only an advantage though if the mix is created quickly, and up and running with minimal ramp-up time. The fluid workforce has to be smooth.
How can you fulfil your talent requirements without spending forever on getting the result you want? It comes down to three things:
You have to be able to reach enough talent in order to make connections – it’s a numbers game. If you can’t connect to enough talent, your process will be slower.
You then need to be able to make fast connections. The connections need to be active and rapid, not a static list. As your requirements develop, the talent connections need to move with it.
You need to make the right connection from the many available. If you get talent fast, it’s one thing, but getting the right talent faster, is obviously where you want to go. You need to filter and refine, and do it quickly.
At Zoomtal we use vast datasets to create the starting point to navigate between requirements and talent, and create instant connections for you between these. This needs both data and technology to understand and predict requirements, and not just in simple functional terms, but covering cultural fit and soft skills – and then intelligence to accurately match talent to those requirements and to do it in the blink of an eyelid.
Over half the businesses who use Zoomtal will have connected to the talent they ultimately use in under 24 hours. Our continued technical developments, our unmatched datasets, and the quality of the construction professionals on the platform, means that we are aiming to make that 100% of users. That’s it. Everyone gets a match to their requirements, talent that’s available to go, within 24 hours of first thinking about the requirement.