Research Report

Chain reaction: making recruitment supply chains work

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Chain reaction: making recruitment supply chains work

Published November 2014

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Published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in collaboration with the CIPD and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, the report explores how the candidate experience should be given greater priority in large-scale recruitment supply chains. The research surveyed 272 employers about their use of preferred supplier lists, recruitment process outsourcing, and vendor neutral and master vendor models.

Chain Reaction is an REC response to the shift in the way many employers recruit staff. Poor recruitment is costly and can have an impact on an organisation’s bottom line. This report looks at the different models adopted by companies, and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

"How to discern and measure talent acquisition and some
of the broader functions, and how to interpret this in a commercial sense, will
require joint contribution from both HR and procurement specialists."

Content of the report

Executive summary
How effective are resource models?
Emerging challenges
Future trends
Future scenarios and recommendations