How to Make Top Talent Come (and Retain Them)

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Hiring talented employees is every employer’s goal. Getting those with the highest potential to join your company will save you much of the training costs. It also guarantees an increased output and productivity and an input of great new ideas. Furthermore, talented people at your work will set an example for the rest, encouraging them to work better. Hiring top talents will ultimately benefit the organization as a whole. Read through our article to find out how you can attract and retain top talents. 

Identify the Organization’s Mission and Values

Before searching for top talents, you need to know which positions are vacant. Find out exactly which skill-sets these positions require, and the ones that your organization lacks. Talent is a very broad term since it can apply to many areas of expertise. For example, if you are looking for a new member to join your marketing team, but you attract an employee that is more talented in sales than they are in marketing, their talent will end up going to waste.


You also need to make your organization’s mission and values clear when searching for new people. This will allow them to assess whether they are a good fit for your organization, saving you a lot of time that you would otherwise waste sifting through ineligible applicants. If you attract an employee whose values do not match the organization’s, they will have a hard time adjusting, no matter how talented they are. If they are not able to adapt to the organization’s culture, they will eventually leave. To entice talented candidates to join your company, you need to identify your organization’s selling points. 


Create an Employee-Centric Culture

When looking to expand your team, you need to know what you can offer. Talented people know their worth and are aware of their qualifications, and will, therefore, require higher salaries. After you hire them, other organizations may try to poach them from you by presenting them with better job offers. This is why you need to make sure that you offer your employees incentives and benefits. Many people prefer jobs that allow room for a healthy work-life balance, which is why it’s important to find ways to make the work schedule more flexible. 


Potential candidates look for workplaces in which they can grow, advance in their careers, and improve their skills. Let them know that you offer opportunities for future promotions and implement on-the-job training programs. If an employee feels like they have become stagnant, or that their current job isn’t adding to their abilities, they will search for another job. A high employee turnover may damage the organization’s reputation, hinder employee and customer loyalty, and cost the business a lot of money. This is why it’s important to know what you are willing to offer in terms of payments, incentives, benefits, bonuses, and flexibility. You should also show your colleagues that they are appreciated and valued. Offer them a comfortable work environment, team-building activities, and employee recognition programs. 


Involve Your Employees in Decisions

When you involve colleagues in the decision-making process, they will know that you value their opinions and insight, which increases their engagement and loyalty. In return, they will become more dedicated to their work and less prone to burn-outs. Involving them in the decision-making process enhances their team spirit and decision-making skills. It also benefits you as a recruiter or manager because it makes you more self-aware and emotionally intelligent, and it also guarantees that people who work in your company will be able and willing to implement the ideas you collectively come up with. One of the decisions that you need to involve them in is recruitment. This shows potential candidates that you value your employee’s insights and that your people who are currently working in your company are happy. 

Go Online

Social media is a great place to find top talents. You can insert keywords in specialized social media platforms like LinkedIn to find potential candidates with the desired skill-sets you are looking for to fill your vacant positions. If you don’t want to directly contact candidates, you can attract them by sharing information about your organization. Make sure to show them why your company would be a great place to work and clearly explain the qualifications you are looking for. You can also set up an online portfolio with photos and videos of corporate events and employee testimonials. 


Attracting top talents to work at your organization has many benefits. It’s a great way to maximize output and productivity and improve the organization’s overall performance. However, attracting highly qualified candidates is not enough; you need to figure out how to make them stay. Hopefully, the above tips will help you attract and retain top talents.

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