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Hiring Success in 2024: How a Proactive Hiring Plan Will Set You up for Success

A new year is on the horizon and you’re thinking of starting it with a new hiring strategy. Until now, you’ve always practiced reactive recruiting — i.e., waiting to seek out candidates until there’s a vacancy you need to fill.

However, you’re interested in giving proactive hiring a try. Using this approach, you’ll look for candidates based on future goals, instead of an immediate need. Here’s a look at some of the top benefits of using this hiring strategy.

Better Quality of Hires

When you needed to fill a position yesterday, it’s easy to choose the candidate in front of you, who seems like the best option. In reality, they might not actually be the right choice for the job, but you don’t have the time to keep looking.

On the other hand, time is on your side with a proactive hiring strategy. Since you don’t need to hire ASAP, you can take your time filling the position. This means you won’t have to settle for a candidate who is good enough, but not really who you envisioned in the position.

Reduced Time-to-Hire

Time is money. However, you don’t have to stress about this with proactive recruiting. When you’re ready to hire, you’ll already have several top choices vetted and ready to go. This will allow you to have your new hire in place quickly.

Enhanced Interview Experience

One of the best things about interviewing under a proactive hiring approach is your candidates aren’t strangers. You’ve already taken time to get to know them a bit, so everyone goes into the meeting feeling more comfortable. This allows them to open up and be more honest about what they want from a new job and you to feel more at ease discussing what you want in a new hire.

Improved Company Culture

Hiring right is a huge part of building a positive company culture. When you take the time to find new hires who truly want to be part of your team and perfectly mesh with the group, magic happens. This allows you to build a team that’s happier and more engaged, causing retention rates to skyrocket.

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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.