The new year is just around the corner, and with it comes an opportunity to beat the results you’ve obtained in 2017 – if you’re ready.

Fall is the perfect time to review your strategic staffing strategy from the past year, evaluate the work left to achieve to reach your 2017 goals and to plan for the coming year. Here’s how to make sure your strategic staffing strategy is up to the challenge.

Review your current staffing strategy.

2017 may not be over, but the past several months have provided the information you need to take a critical look at your current staffing strategy. Note what worked well, what could have worked better, and where you deviated from the plan – and the results.

Consider the forecast.

What are your business’s goals for the coming year? Which staff members are likely to leave, and who is available among your current staff to replace them? Which capabilities will you need and when? Be as specific as possible; the more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to implement the plan when the time comes.

Although you can’t anticipate every change in staffing, you can make reasonable predictions that will help you articulate who you’ll need and when. With this information, you can start strategizing.

Set priorities.

Compare the results from your current staffing strategy to your goals and needs for 2018 to begin setting priorities. Where does your staffing plan need to be adapted, and where can it be preserved? What are the most important things your 2018 strategic staffing plan must accomplish?

Talk to your energy staffing partner.

Recruiters who specialize in connecting energy companies to qualified candidates also specialize in helping their clients create strategic staffing plans that position them to recruit and retain the best talent available. Don’t hesitate to gain your staffing partner’s valuable input on your 2018 staffing strategy.

At FootBridge Energy Services, our recruiters can help you craft a strategic staffing plan that supports your business goals – and ensures you’ll always have access to high-quality talent when you need it. Contact us today to learn more about our energy recruiting services.