Building a Recruiter Capacity Model with Tanium’s Director of Talent Acquisition

Building a Recruiter Capacity Model with Tanium’s Director of Talent Acquisition

Let’s assume your entire recruiting team cranks at full capacity. They’re sourcing and screening as many candidates as possible, they’re following up in a timely manner to shepherd them through your process, your interviewers are conducting reliable assessments at the off-site, and you’re setting up reasonable timeframes for offer acceptance. How many people will you hire this quarter?

Sorry for the “if a train leaves Boston at 4:15” question format. And doubly sorry for triggering residual SAT anxiety (you were making such good progress!). Anyway, Jeff Schlosser, Director of Talent Acquisition at Tanium, can tell you his number. He’s constantly updating it based on recruiter activity levels, messaging response rates, amount of candidates per stage of funnel, offer acceptance rate, and speed to hire. And he doesn’t just corral these metrics for his health, you know. Making projections based on previous recruitment funnel numbers allows for the construction of a Recruiter Capacity Model that can prescribe ultimate number of hires. More than just informing your team on the numbers they need to hit to reach their goals, it’s ammunition for dealing with hiring managers making unreasonable headcount requests.

In this week’s episode of Talk Talent To Me, your humble host (and audio engineer, writer, producer, scheduler, and distributor) sat down with Jeff to see exactly the benefits of calculating a recruiter capacity model, and how it can be used to get talent acquisition leaders the proverbial seat at the table. In addition Jeff explains what it was like being brought in as the first recruiter in a company of 200 people, and how he went about building his talent team–now 25 strong. You can stream the full episode below, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunesGoogle Play, or anywhere else fine podcasts are streamed.