Whether you are a company in the GCC, the EU or any other part of the world, it is likely that you have been hearing a lot about stagnant and even struggling economies. This has made it very difficult to recruit as the top talent is looking only for the sure thing, the best pay and the ideal job for their goals. If you are in charge of recruiting or hiring, you already know that it can be difficult to attract and retain top talent. In this article, we are going to look at some of the best tips used by top firms to draw in the most talented workers, and keep them.
- Offer a Road Map Towards Growth – In all parts of the world, most firms are finding that “lifetime employment” is not something that many workers seek. Thus, “the challenge today is to present your teams with a road map of exciting new things to take on and directions to explore, which can foster a longer-term outlook.” This means growth as it suits the individual. For example, some of the best in their fields are ready to take a lower salary if it means flexibility, autonomy, or more training and expanded responsibility. Don’t think of a job as something that attracts those looking for long term in one place. Instead, position your job as a springboard or a means of enjoying personal/career growth.
- Know That They Do Research – Today’s recruits are keyed into the competitiveness of their various industries. They do a lot of research into your firm and the jobs available. This is not limited to ten minutes on Google. They will research company missions, leadership, projects, and culture among other things. They will use social media, news resources and competitors to find out what they can, so be sure you are also showing your best and most accurate face for them to discover.
- Demand Innovation – Modern workers, especially top talent, are unlikely to be satisfied with a “good job”. They want challenges and creative outlets. Demonstrating that your teams are tasked with everything from problem solving to innovating in their field is a sure fire approach to catching the eye of one of the best.
It is important to see yourself as seeking solutions to your needs rather than “offering” employment. It is only through respecting the talents of the top talent that you can extend to them the work they desire and will fight to get and keep.
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