In today’s tight labor market, employing the most robust talent acquisition strategies has never been more important. At CRG, we recognize the need for exceptional talent and the role it plays in driving your company’s success. To cater to these needs, we’ve designed a comprehensive 15-step staffing process that promises not only high-caliber candidates but also unparalleled service in the swiftest timeframe.

Our recruitment process, divided into eight fundamental stages: Recruitment Strategy, Candidate Identification, Candidate Development & Screening, and Candidate Presentation, is uniquely tailored to deliver excellent candidates. Interview Process Management, Offer Management, Advanced Screening & Background, and Career Transition Management, make sure you select the best candidate, with confidence to join your team long-term. Read on to learn more about how our individual recruitment process steps and best-in-class staffing agency can support your hiring needs.

Recruitment Strategy

1. Intake call with client to understand business, culture, and talent needs

Our collaboration together begins with a friendly chat—an intake call where our recruitment experts really get to know you, your business, its culture, and your hiring needs. We’re not about quick fixes. We’re here to build lasting relationships—that are deeply rooted in understanding your unique needs.

Instead of the usual approach of focusing on the sheer number of candidates, we center our attention around quality interactions and finding the perfect fit for both the client and the candidate. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the long-term success of your organization and your new employees.

Every piece of insight we gather from these initial calls is invaluable. They help us shape each step of our comprehensive 15-step recruitment process, allowing us to customize our approach to meet your specific needs. We’re not looking to simply make a transaction—we’re here to help foster lasting growth for everyone involved.

Candidate Identification

2. Leverage networks of internal recruiters

Leveraging decades of industry experience, we’ve cultivated an extensive and meticulously-curated network of candidates. This, combined with our team of skilled recruiters, results in a candidate pool that is broad, detail-oriented, and deeply relationship-driven. In many instances, our recruiters can personally attest to the capabilities and qualifications of our candidates.

Our team establishes partnerships with various networking groups, both general and industry-specific, to tap into a pool of qualified, passive candidates who may not be actively seeking new opportunities at the moment. These strategic outreach initiatives aid us in building a strong network of qualified individuals.

3-6. Launch industry-leading recruitment automation software, source from industry-leading recruitment and social media platforms & attract candidates through digital marketing campaign

We leverage state-of-the-art recruitment automation technology and source talent from premier recruitment and social media platforms. This streamlined approach simplifies processes, expedites candidate engagement, efficiently manages our extensive candidate relationships, and connects us to the ideal candidates for your critical roles.

In the rapidly-evolving world of recruitment, staying ahead of the curve with cutting-edge technology is paramount. That’s why we incorporate the best recruiting tools to find, engage, and seamlessly connect with candidates. Our recruitment automation software is designed to simplify and accelerate processes while effectively managing our vast candidate pool.

Candidate Development & Screening

7. Market opportunities to qualified candidates

In today’s competitive labor market, proactive marketing of opportunities and employers is essential. For this reason, we employ advanced marketing strategies to reach out to potential candidates. By deploying a multichannel approach, we are able to connect with top-tier candidates, accommodating their preferred communication styles.

Our robust communication methods also enable us to maintain a steady relationship with candidates, ensuring that no potential talent slips through the cracks. Even if a specific position doesn’t pique a candidate’s interest, we continue our engagement to match them with the perfect role in the future—which just might be the role you are hiring for.

8. Conduct interviews with qualified candidates

Our interview approach is tailored to thoroughly screen candidates, gaining insights into their backgrounds, experiences, and their alignment with your unique needs. We conduct comprehensive interviews with candidates before they ever reach your desk, saving you time and allowing you to focus on continued business growth and strategic initiatives instead of the recruitment process.

Candidate Presentation

9. Submit top candidates to clients

At CRG, our goal is to present the top three to five candidates to our clients in 1-5 business days. This targeted approach expedites the hiring timeline, substantially reducing time-to-hire and cost-to-hire metrics, resulting in significant time and financial savings for our clients.

We reinforce this approach with a dedicated client success team, committed to ensuring a seamless recruitment process.

Interview Process Management

10. Schedule candidate interviews with clients

Our dedicated client success team seamlessly coordinates candidate interviews on your behalf. By taking this responsibility off of your plate, we keep the recruitment process moving forward in real time, mitigating any delays in your hiring timeline.

Offer Management

11. Conduct an offer call with Finalist candidate and secure offer acceptance

We bring a meticulous approach and attention to detail to every search we conduct. By managing the offer call, handling potential counteroffer scenarios, and overseeing the career transition process, we offload these time-consuming tasks from your agenda, saving you considerable time and energy.

Advanced Screening of Selected Candidate

12. Conduct advanced reference checks for the selected candidate

We believe in the importance of thorough screening for all prospective hires. As part of our advanced candidate screening process, we conduct comprehensive background and reference checks, thus relieving your team of this often time-consuming responsibility.

13. Conduct advanced background checks for the selected candidate

Our background check includes Federal Criminal Record and National Criminal Record checks, with verifications at the State and County level. We also accommodate any additional screenings requested, at no additional costs, in order to ensure alignment with your corporate screening process. Other screenings can include (but are not limited to) credit check, education verification, sex offender registry check, etc.

14. Conduct drug screen for the selected candidate (if applicable)

We have multiple long-term partnerships with laboratories all across the US, enabling us to provide customizable drug screenings to meet your requirements, while also making it convenient, regardless of location, for your new contractor and/or employee to complete this step of the onboarding process.

Career Transition Management

15. Manage resignation, counteroffer, and career transition

Treating candidate relationships as an extension of our client partnerships, we acknowledge the exciting yet competitive world of talent acquisition. Recognizing that top talent may weigh other options, we focus on consistent communication. We connect with candidates biweekly, resolving emerging questions or concerns, even post-offer acceptance, ensuring the best chance to retain outstanding talent for your vacancies.

Beyond the typical recruitment and initial screening services provided by our competitors, we provide comprehensive career transition management. As your recruitment partners, we will expertly guide your chosen candidate through every step of their professional transition. From handling counteroffers and overseeing the resignation process, to providing thoughtful onboarding consultation and ongoing retention support, we’ve got you covered.

Grow Confidently with CRG

In an era where the war for talent is more intense than ever, the right staffing partner can make all the difference.

With more than 16,000 successful placements, CRG brings unmatched expertise to your hiring process. Our 15-step recruitment process, meticulously designed to attract and vet high-quality candidates, consistently delivers qualified candidates in less time and with more success than traditional recruiting firms—a testament to our commitment to quality.

Whether you’re looking for professionals in IT staffing, a top-tier accounting staffing agency, or helping in other recruiting practices, our specialized teams are ready to support you. Contact us today to get started.