How To Recruit Top Talent

Posted on Jan 27 2014 - 10:24am by Marianne Ross

Hiring

To strive for efficiency in the current market, it’s essential for businesses to recruit and hire employees who can perform at an exceptional level. Top talent in employees enables a business to grow its profit margins with ease and to save on expenses and time. With a decline in the experienced workforce and a glut of graduates with little experience, it’s important to attract the best to your company.

Indeed, whilst the hiring and interview process is exceptionally important in screening those you consider, the actual mechanics of recruiting top talent lies in attracting it in the first place. The image your company projects and its relationship with recruitment agencies will affect your ability to employ individuals who fit into that elite category.

Attracting Top Talent

Granted, creating a desirable work environment and company aesthetic will probably draw top talent to your company. There are, however, a few other pointers that you could use to draw in qualified personnel who are a perfect fit for your business. Instead of looking for them on job postings alone, try circling the social media networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Nowadays, this is where you’ll find the best of the best: via referrals.

Compensation

No young up and comer in their right mind is going to approach a company which doesn’t offer significant compensation for a job well done. While it might be difficult to bite the bullet and offer a little something above what you aimed for, the work ethic of a talented employee will pay you back in dividends by saving you time and money in the long run.

Benefits

It’s one thing to offer great compensation for a position, but it’s another to offer benefits. Benefits are what separate the wheat from the chaff. Namely, the better benefits you offer, the more likely you are to attract a higher level of talent. Things like medical insurance, dental insurance, gym memberships and company cars will draw in individuals who understand the value of such things. After all, if you’re unable to offer top dollar for their work, then you need to make up that deficit in benefits.

Company Face

Putting forward a professional front will attract employees who are serious about what they want to do. Update the technology your company uses (I.T. department, here’s looking at you) and practice a good work ethic within your offices and outside of it. This means interacting with other work professionals in your industry in order to forge vital connections. Those valuable relationships may lead to a connection with top talent, once again via referrals. Connecting with individuals on this level ensures that you know what you’re getting: quality.

Work on your business’ work environment as well. An office with a dark aesthetic which is situated in a back street isn’t going to draw anybody in. Recent studies show that the light in an office, coupled with the comfort level and layout, directly affect the productivity of your workers. However, that doesn’t mean you should decorate with bright and whimsical colors. Professionalism is always the key element, even in this sphere, and one of the best ways to set up that feel instantly is to employ a call answering service. The ability of such a service lies in rerouting calls and 24 hour availability – a huge benefit when dealing with potential top talent from overseas.

Hiring

When hiring, be sure to evaluate more than just the intelligence and potential capabilities of the individual you’re considering. Emotional intelligence must be a factor in any interview, as it’s indicative of how well your potential employee can manage stress whilst under a significant amount of pressure. This measure of behavior can also indicate just how well the individual will fit into that cultivated company ethic.

To attract top talent, always put your employees first, compensate correctly, offer benefits where you can and cultivate a strong company aesthetic founded in professionalism.

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Marianne Ross

Marianne Ross is a freelance writer with an interest in economics and healthy living. You can contact her with any questions or comments at mariannesross@gmail.com