It’s all about the people.  A timeless expression, with urgent timeliness.  In a shrinking world in which resources, customers, and competitors represent common points of access, the only strategic advantage that honestly distinguishes successful companies from unsuccessful companies is the employees in their workforce.  The necessity to build an abundant recruitment and staffing pipeline has never been more valued.

Successful recruitment and staffing represent a zero-sum game:  The company that employs the top talent prevents its competition from having that same talent.  The primary benefit of that zero-sum game is a continual upgrade of the company’s intellectual capital.  Likewise, a potential impact is the constant effort required to motivate, engage, and retain such aspiring employees.

The discerning organization realizes that recruitment and staffing are not simply stand-alone functions; rather they are the first steps within a multidimensional human resources plan: job enrichment, training and development, supervision, compensation, and retention.  To build an exemplary pipeline capable of expanding the company’s internal systems, achieving unprecedented results, and becoming the employer of choice, the following factors warrant mature consideration:

  • Hierarchical Criteria Integration
  • Selection Methods
  • Interviewer Training
  • Job Application Packets
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Onboarding
  • Recruitment Evaluation Indices
  • Applicant Flow Data
  • Employee Referrals
  • Background Investigations
  • Catch and Release
  • Validation Strategies
  • EEO Compliance

Talent is a strategic advantage.  All things considered:  The best employees provide the best results.  An effective recruitment and staffing program is the first step toward those results.  Always have a strategic advantage.

Steve Cesare Ph.D.

has more than 25 years of Human Resources experience. Prior to joining The Harvest Group, Steve worked with Bemus Landscape, Jack in the Box, the County of San Diego, Citicorp, and NASA. Steve earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University, and has authored 68 human resources journal articles. As a member of The Harvest Group, Steve’s areas of expertise include: staffing, legal compliance, wage and hour issues, training, and employee safety.  Read Steve's full bio.

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