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5 tips for finding ‘futureproofed’ talent for your team
Your organisation’s success depends on many things, but one element – your people – go a long way to defining how successful you will be. Each individual comes with their own unique ideas, abilities, and perspective, improving your organisational effectiveness and company as a whole.
It is vital to get your talent search right, because the hunt for talent is now truly global, with the competition for people stretching from Asia to Europe, start-up to established player, and sector-to-sector.
The Michael Page HR Barometer explains that the main priority of any company is to locate, hire, and manage talent. A recent Oxford Economics study showed that the loss of employee who earns EUR 28,000 costs between EUR 22-45,000 to replace. A Recruitment and Employment Confederation study showed the cost of replacing a manager with a salary of EUR 47,000 was more than EUR 145,000.
Michael Page expertise on talent attraction can help you can stand out among your competitors and source the best talent.
Follow these 5 tips to start futureproofing your team
Be present and reachable
We live in the age of online presence and accessibility. Thanks to the Internet and social media, the vast majority of organisations are reachable with one click. Strengthen the online presence of your company through your web site and social media channels. Share your identity, your culture, the benefits of working for you, and so on. The key is to ensure your company vision and culture are available for candidates to read and understand.
Simply put, your website is your shop window for talent, so make sure your best ‘products’ are available for the world to see.
Stay true to yourself – and reliable
Identify your needs and criteria for each position clearly at the beginning of your recruitment processes. Clearly state these in the job description as well as during the interview. Be consistent; do not change job requirements and criteria during the recruitment process.
The key is to provide as much information in the job advert to attract talent by explaining: who they will be working with, what they will work on, what software they will use, and the training and development they will receive.
Help talent choose you
It is the dream of all companies to have the best talent come knocking at their door to work for them. It is possible. Your unique company culture, having a commitment to sustainability, offering growth opportunities and flexible or remote work options help attract candidates to your company naturally.
However, talent needs to be able to find this information themselves – in your job adverts, and through your website!
Ensure your EVP is strong
Externally communicate the advantages of working for your company. Define an Employee Value Proposition, consisting of Diversity and Inclusion policies, employee wellbeing initiatives and corporate social responsibility schemes.
People in your town and industry know the best places to work. So, pay attention to your working conditions, and shout about them! Share photos of fun outings and work get-togethers on your social channels. Talk about your commitment to employees on your company blog.
Instead of having to work hard to find new talent, it may very well come to you.
Let an expert do the hard work
Engage a recruitment specialist like Michael Page to find your talent. Instead of digging through job boards and profiles yourself, give this task to a professional recruiter, who will have the right tools, experience, and knowledge to select the best talent quickly and efficiently.