If you’ve never heard of vetted talent, it’s time you have. Vetted talent are job candidates who have gone through a thorough screening, interviewing, and skills assessment process by experienced subject matter experts before they are submitted for a role. This means when they come to a hiring manager for review, they have confidence knowing this person has the requisite skill set to do the job.
Historically, traditional recruiting performed by staffing firms favored volume over quality. Assessing the skill competency and role fit of talent was nothing more than a short conversation about a specific role with a recruiter who had little expertise on the skill sets necessary to perform that role successfully. There was limited accountability for the candidate experience, and relationships often felt impersonal, transaction-based, and reactive, which resulted in bad hires, retention issues, and a negative experience for all involved.
At eTeam, we have a global network of subject matter experts experienced in over 1,200 skill sets ready to vet and interview candidates about a specific job role before they are submitted. This means our interview-to-hire ratio is 3:1, considerably higher than most staffing partners.
To see this in action, we were added as a supplier for a Fortune 150 financial services organization in Q2, 2020. In less than a year, we’ve successfully placed over 70 candidates, making us a top 10 vendor in just under one year during a pandemic. The work we’ve done has been recognized at a high level within the organization, giving us the opportunity to work with additional business units.
Vetting for upskilling and reskilling talent
Vetting is also critical for tomorrow’s talent that must be reskilled and upskilled due to globalization, automation, and as a result of the pandemic. A McKinsey report found that by 2030, as many as 375 million workers (that’s 14% of the global workforce) may need to switch occupations for which they are currently not trained. A separate survey by the organization of roughly 300 executives found 66% of them see “addressing potential skills gaps related to automation/digitization” within their workforces as at least a “top-ten priority.”
Finding qualified candidates who are candidates to be upskilled and reskilled takes a network of highly skilled subject matter experts to identify, vet, and deliver on that education and training.
At eTeam, we’ve created a proprietary talent enrichment program for upskilling and reskilling employees. This allows our clients the ability to build and cultivate skills specific to their unique hiring needs, providing a seamless transition into an organization.
We also provide free access to training and development of digital skills, analytics skills, collaboration, and organizational transformation skills, so talent is well-rounded and able to step into any project and contribute to its success. Additionally, we educate our talent on upskilling and reskilling courses available in their current or desired industries that can provide further development opportunities.
Why Vetting is Critical
The competition for top talent remains one of the most challenging for organizations to get right. The demand for talent in almost all market sectors exceeds today’s available talent.
Attracting and retaining talent through innovative talent channels, such as eTeam, is becoming increasingly necessary to take the guesswork out of hiring.
Here are the core components of expert-vetted, curated talent that bring immediate value to an organization:
1-Quality of Talent
If you’re used to seeing 10+ resumes for every open position, you know what a waste of time and resources it is. We’re talking about dozens of hours spent conducting interviews. The lack of vetting puts the onus on the hiring manager to do the heavy lifting with limited time to devote.
At eTeam, we find, vet, curate, and interview using a subject matter expert (SME) about a given skill. eTeam has over 18,000 SMEs across 1,000+ skillsets powered by a talent delivery team of 1500 recruiters.
We deliver two to three resumes per opening, cutting 70% of the screening time out of the selection process. It provides the confidence of knowing they are the right fit — both in experience and brand.
Engaging with prospective talent is critical. Employers must engage and communicate with them in ways they want, when they want. This means building personal relationships, making sure they have the information they need in all parts of the hiring process, and feeling connected to both a role and a company’s culture.
3-Speed & Flexibility
Because we are a global organization, our coverage for our clients is 24x7x365. That means we can immediately respond to the needs of our clients and, if a role can be performed remotely, have a vast network of highly qualified talent in our pipeline.
We combine our technology with the most comprehensive suite of services that allow you to engage with talent however you want, wherever you want. From full-time to part-time, contract, contract-to-hire, SOW, on-site, or fully remote, we have a pipeline of highly qualified talent ready to go.
At eTeam, we achieve improved speed-to-hire, quality, efficiency, and compliance at a lower cost than our competition. We do this by tapping into the expertise of our specialized network contractors with a global reach. We’ve done this successfully for over 150 clients in 14 countries.
We’ve been a top choice for clients, talent, and staffing professionals since 1999. We’re one of the fastest-growing staffing companies with offices globally.
If you want to learn more about how we find, vet, and curate talent, please visit eteaminc.com.