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#75 – Tactical Sourcing vs Strategic Sourcing – What Will You Do in 2017?

AlisdairAs we plan our year ahead many of us choose to be proactive – to plan ahead, to anticipate when we need more staff, to budget and think of the systems we need to build.

Even though we start the year with the best of intentions we can still turn to being reactive or using tactical sourcing. We grow fast and then we need to hurry up and hire.  While it may get the job done temporarily, these fast decisions don’t necessarily mean you are supporting the main aspirations of your business.

You can instead focus on strategic sourcing where you plan out your people strategy for the next 12 months.  When you get really clear on who you are looking for you can take time to find the right person and ensure they are the right fit for your business and culture.

Here are 2 ways to be proactive and use strategic sourcing:

  • Get clear on who your ideal employee is.
    To do this you might want to get clear on your cultural archetypes first.
  • Google yourself and find out how you stack up.
    Are you the preferred place to work for your ideal employee?  To know you need to get clear on your Employee Value Proposition (EVP). This is how you can beat the talent wars and attract your ideal employees to you. Still not clear on how you might stand out in those search engine results? Find out how to become a brand of choice here.


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