Graphically representing relationships between individuals, functions and departments, organization charts are useful to teams within an organization for obvious reasons and very enlightening to those outside the company. Depending upon a company, its structure can be by function or product and reveal today's plan as well as tomorrow's too. These charts also provide the reader with valuable, quantifiable data, confirming or denying just a theory or providing information that is currently unknown. For recruiters’ organization charts assist with identifying talent others may not have access to. Increasing the potential value of a talent pool that may just be limited to public information. A big edge for those looking to fill roles requiring a specific skill-set or experience.
For years, strategic recruiters and talent acquisition leaders have used organization charts to recruit. Some limit the use to just current openings, while others find it beneficial for future recruiting efforts often used for creating relationships with potential future hires. No matter what the recruiting use, organization charts help anyone and everyone involved with recruiting to be more effective, smarter and more efficient.
Organization charts guide recruiters to becoming more effective with qualifying potential candidates. By having an organization chart is front of them during the time of an interview, a recruiter can ask pointed questions about the individual, the team and how the person compares to his/her peers while asking the screening questions necessary to vet a candidate. Taking the time to source and create a comprehensive talent pool to include building organization charts of the companies of interest, without a doubt makes a recruiter an expert. It ensures the recruiter and hiring manager that the recruiter made every effort to find, recruit, vet and present only the best candidates for the role. Organization charts without a doubt creates recruiting efficiency when the professionals identified have full contact information to include email, corporate telephone numbers, cells phone numbers and when available public profiles. We have discovered that by having all this information speeds up the recruiting process by at least 55%, allowing the recruiter to make a connection and outreach immediately a few different ways. This can be huge when time is of the essence and hiring goals need to be met.
When recruiters do get access to organization charts, they don't have to limit the use to just recruiting. Often times this data is shared amongst other teams within an organization to include Sales, Marketing, Merger & Acquisition, Business Intelligence and Talent Management professionals. These charts can be used to analyze such things as diversity, competitive advantages, disadvantages, and simply reveal the structure or a team or teams.
We at SGA Talent find great value when using organization charts to recruit. Do you? We have also helped our clients understand the inner workings of organizations by mapping them. If you are not currently using organization charts to recruit, you may want to consider it. If you are wondering how a company is organized, don't wonder anymore. Give us a call to see if we can help. It's time to be in the know with regards to hidden talent and more.
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