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Is Your Hiring Plan “Outdated”? What Is the Best Way to Strategically Hire in 2023

Your company is going to do big things this year. This means you need to hire a lot of new talent, so you’re starting to plan accordingly.

In the past, you’ve typically only hired when you had an open position to fill, but you’re thinking this strategy has become a bit outdated. You want to move into a position where you’re hiring for long-term success, instead of simply focusing on immediate need.

Four Tips to Strategically Hire in 2023

Review Your Company’s Goals for the Year

Strategic hiring is all about filling positions today that will help your company meet its goals tomorrow. Unless existing positions have been sitting open for a long time, this likely means you’ll be working to create and fill new positions.

Of course, you need to figure out what those jobs are first. Now is the take to take a hard look at your company’s goals, so you can figure out where there’s a talent gap and create new positions accordingly.

Make a Cross-Team Hiring Plan

Chances are, you won’t have the budget to fill all your new positions at once, and that’s okay. Now is the time to create a cross-team hiring plan that serves as a roadmap for the positions you’ll need to fill and when. This will help you stay on track and ensures every team gets the attention it needs and deserves.

Create an Outstanding Candidate Experience

Top talent won’t stick with a hiring process that doesn’t serve them. Now is the time to carefully analyze your candidate experience, identify any kinks and eliminate them. This is the first impression you’ll make on prospective employees, so you want this to entice them and make them want to work for your company, not turn them away.

Seek Passive Candidates

The right person for the job won’t necessarily be searching for a new opportunity at the same time you’re looking to hire. Therefore, it’s important to seek out passive candidates, because they could be your best fit. You can do this by asking current employees for referrals, accepting resumes on an ongoing basis and working with a recruiter.

Need help creating a new hiring plan for your Lehigh Valley company? HTSS, Inc. is here to assist. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your team!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.