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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