Having the right talent acquisition process can give tech companies the upper hand to attract the most highly skilled and best culture-fit talent on the market. Creating an employer brand that aligns with your talent strategy can help attract top talent, and in exchange, lead to better performance and outcomes.
But have you ever had a hard time trying to find the right person for a key position in your company? You’re not alone. A recent study done by Korn Ferry found that almost 60% of employers are struggling to fill open positions within 12 weeks. Giving companies a limited amount of time to find the right candidates who have the right skills and experience to build a thriving and successful team. So how can you attract and retain the best talent for your company?
In this episode of the Igniting Startups podcast we asked 6 different CEOs, executives, and leaders around the Powderkeg community how they attract the most extraordinary talent. The result is a narrative that shows how leaders build thriving and successful teams: the legwork that’s needed, the right timing, and what to look for when you’re interviewing people for a new role. Tune in for more!
In this Powderkeg episode, you’ll learn:
- How to find the right fit for your team and your company
- Ways to discover your personal core values
- How to cultivate talent to build a successful team
- What great talent is and how to find it, no matter where you are
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Quotes from this episode of Igniting Startups:
“You need to do your background work, do your background work before you just try to find a person to fill a seat so that they know what they’re coming into. It’s as much about finding a fit for them as it is a fit for your company.” — @Dawners4 @FullStackPEO on @PowderkegCo
“In my mind, I picture sort of like the sales funnel that you would use. It’s the entire process from the awareness of your company to the talent that’s out there and that you’re trying to recruit.” — @Karenseketa @ElementThree on @PowderkegCo
“That sounds really simplistic, but as long as everything that you’re saying matches up with the brand that you’re portraying for your company online, then you’re going to have some success.” — @OfftheRecordHR @DriverReach on @PowderkegCo
“One of the biggest mistakes that companies make is that they go slow when they recruit. And if you’re dealing with a market, look at unemployment, let’s say it’s 2.8%, that means there’s not a lot of available people out there.” — @indymike @workhereapp on @PowderkegCo
“That’s where light came from to make sure that they’ve diagnosed and captured the skills and requirements and knowledge needed to succeed in that role.”— @chadfife @workhereapp on @PowderkegCo
“When you’re thinking about an acquisition. I think the biggest thing you have to think about is what are your ultimate goals.”— @Haley_Altman @DoxlyApp on @PowderkegCo
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Companies and organizations:
- Dawn Lively(@Dawners4)
- Karen Seketa (@Karenseketa)
- Jacqueline Cooley (@OfftheRecordHR)
- Mike Seidle(@indymike)
- Chad Fife (@chadfife)
- Haley Altman(@Haley_Altman)
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