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Oklahoma 2017 Strategic Staffing Guide

December 2nd, 2016

2017 is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making plans to move your business in the direction you want to head in the coming year.  A strategic staffing plan can help you grow both your business and your company culture in unprecedented ways.

What Is a Strategic Staffing Plan?

A strategic staffing plan anticipates the staff you will need, lays out the methods you will use to find them and keeps your hiring on track in the coming year.  When synched with your business goals, your staffing plan helps ensure you will be looking in the right place for the right talent at the right time – maximizing the chances that you will find the people you need.

How Can We Turn a Strategic Staffing Plan to Our Advantage?

Here’s how to start building a 2017 strategic staffing plan that works:

Look back.

Take some time to think about how your staffing efforts played out in 2016.  Did you find the people you needed?  Did your top candidates always accept the offer, or did they drop out of the process?  What recommendations did your staffing partner make, and how did they play out?

Identify the opportunities and obstacles you faced in the past in order to make strategic choices about how to proceed in the future.

Set goals.

What are your primary business goals for 2017?  Write these down; then start thinking specifically about the ways in which hiring and staffing affect them.  Which capabilities will you need?  Do you have existing staff that could be promoted or rotated into those positions, or will you need to bring on new staff?  Could temporary or contract staff help you control costs while still getting special projects or sudden “rush seasons” handled effectively?

Talk to your recruiter.

Staffing firms specialize in efficient, effective recruiting.  Whether you need to add members to your core team or you’re looking for experienced contract professionals, your staffing firm can help you hire better people in less time and within budget.

At 1st Staffing Group, our experienced recruiters can help you create the strategy that will allow you to find the people you need in 2017 and beyond.  Contact us today to learn more about our recruiting services in Oklahoma City and beyond.

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