What is a recruitment roadmap and why do you need one?

Published on: Nov 8, 2018


A roadmap supports strategic planning by giving teams the ability to visualize the steps necessary to meet a goal. Medical recruiters benefit from a roadmap by gaining insights into processes and tactics designed to recruit and qualify talent.

Strategic planning for talent recruitment

At the end of the day, recruitment is a competition. Recruiters develop strategic plans to outmaneuver their competitors and attract the top talent in the jobs market. Considering how tight the job market is in 2018, recruiters need to be aggressive in their approach to hiring. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicted the U.S. will see a shortage of up to 120,000 physicians by 2030.

Finding and attracting qualified medical professionals is a time- and resource-intensive undertaking. To maximize recruiters' abilities to fill open positions in a timely manner, a roadmap illuminates process bottlenecks and helps stakeholders identify new opportunities for increasing engagement with potential candidates.

Nearly half of all job candidates read employer reviews before applying.Nearly half of all job candidates read employer reviews before applying.

Building from a base of knowledge

To build an effective recruitment roadmap, stakeholders should analyze historical metrics such as candidate engagement and satisfaction, as well as first-year attrition rates. Each of these measurements sheds light on how the strategic plan can be improved upon.

Candidate engagement

This measurement explains how likely candidates are to respond to communications and progress through the recruitment pipeline. The metric helps recruiters identify where and why candidates disappear from the pipeline. For example, if recruiters do not communicate frequently enough, candidates may become disengaged and look for opportunities elsewhere.

Candidate satisfaction

A measurement of how candidates feel emotionally throughout the recruitment process, this metric can help stakeholders determine what they can do to make the process easier or more transparent for job seekers. A survey from SoftwareAdvice revealed that nearly half of all job seekers read candidates' reviews on Glassdoor before applying to a position. Improving candidate satisfaction rates could, therefore, have a direct impact on future job seeker's perceptions of the recruiting brand.

First-year attrition

Analyzing how many hires leave their positions in their first year of employment will help stakeholders better understand what they can do to help employees succeed on the job. Extending candidate engagement efforts beyond the hire date can lower recruitment costs over the long term.

A recruitment roadmap shows stakeholders where they are today, and where they need to go in the future. By visualizing processes and tracking key metrics, recruiters can refine their tactics and attract qualified candidates.

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