Tips to attract and retain top talent
Attracting talent has become increasingly challenging over the past few years. Now let’s add the recent pandemic to an already difficult situation, and we are faced with many open positions and a scarce pool of talents. Hiring managers are in quite a pickle!
A company’s success depends on its people. In other words, human capital is the most important resource a company owns, which is why it is crucial, now more than ever, to be attentive to the needs of talents that companies are seeking to secure.
Here are some tips to attract and retain top talent:
To stick out in a competitive job market, companies should offer more than just a higher salary. Employees are interested in other perks such as summer schedules, more paid time off, paid gym memberships, continuous learning and tuition fees support, mentorship possibilities, etc.
Focusing on employee appreciation through special benefits will make companies more successful in attracting and retaining talent.
The pandemic has changed the way we work, and this is something to be taken seriously into consideration. Employees are no longer interested in a five-day office work week – this is so passé! Companies MUST offer remote work (if possible) in order to attract top talent. Many companies are now opting for a hybrid work formula, while others are offering 100% remote work.
Providing the possibility of remote work helps to attract and retain top talent, not to mention that it also removes geographical barriers and widens the talent pool. Remote work increases employee satisfaction thanks to a better in work-life balance.
Make diversity and inclusion a priority. A company culture that fosters acceptance and inclusion speaks louder than any employer branding effort. By being more inclusive in hiring practices and lessening bias in the recruiting process, companies can take advantage from a more diverse company culture, with eager employees bringing a wider range of insights and experiences to the table.
A diverse and inclusive work environment will result in higher employee satisfaction, which in turn favours employee retention and attraction.
Clear hiring process
There is nothing enchanting about a tedious and nebulous hiring processes. Make sure that your hiring process is clear and let your candidates know what to expect next. Candidates will lose interest if you leave them hanging without updates for a long period of time. Make it a priority to clearly explain the steps of your company’s hiring process and keep it short.
Keep in mind that you are in competition with other companies to hire the same talent: Be swift, be efficient and land that top talent!
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