Resourcing involves the attraction and recruitment of individuals into the right role at the right time and cost. It's about using relevant workforce planning data and knowing the right sourcing approaches and digital tools to tap into diverse candidate pools.

Those involved in resourcing activities should be focused on understanding the candidate experience, designing effective assessment and selection approaches and, overall, how to make effective recruitment decisions.

Understanding the labour market, your market position, your unique people proposition and job analysis will ensure roles are engaging to a wide range of people.

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Resourcing standards

Each standard progresses through four levels of impact. Which level do you most embody in your day-to-day work?

Foundation level Associate level Chartered Member level Chartered Fellow level
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Workforce planning data Workforce planning approaches in your organisation How workforce planning impacts the resourcing agenda How to use workforce planning data to inform resourcing approaches How to integrate strategic workforce planning with the resourcing strategy
Candidate sourcing Different methods and techniques to search for candidates Different sourcing approaches for passive candidates Different approaches to candidate pipelines, and how to assess the value of different sourcing channels How to integrate sourcing approaches into the overall resourcing strategy
Assessment The principles of fair and objective assessment How to conduct fair and objective assessments How to design and select assessment approaches for all levels in the organisation Current and future assessment approaches and how they align with organisation culture and wider people assessments
Recruitment approaches How candidates react differently to adverts and other selection methods How candidate reactions can impact the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection process How to tailor recruitment and selection approaches to appeal to different candidates How to integrate diversity of candidate reactions when creating a resourcing strategy
Using social media The dos and don’ts of online interactions and conversations How to work with social media resources and channels to lead campaigns How to align social media channels with other channels to create the best candidate experience How to integrate social media approaches into the resourcing strategy
Global mobility How to find out about your organisation’s global mobility policies and country guidelines Country specific people policies, and how to work with partner suppliers on issues such as relocation, immigration, tax, legal How to design global mobility policies and how to manage supplier contracts which support global moves How global mobility strategies impact organisation performance
Worker types Different types of workers and working arrangements How work can be delivered and resourced in different ways (such as the gig economy) The role of different types of workers in an organisation’s resourcing strategy Current and future trends in workers and how this may impact the organisation’s resourcing strategy
Employability programmes Different work experience approaches How to work with education providers to deliver work experience programmes How to create employability programmes with education providers How to shape educational curriculums to meet long term industry and sector- specific skills shortages
Competitors Which organisations are in competition for talent Different market insights into competitor organisations, their performance, culture, reward, benefits and learning offering How to use market insights to shape resourcing initiatives How to use global insights into competitor performance to shape resourcing strategy

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