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Competing for Top Talent in Today’s Market

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Talent Acquisition and Hiring Managers are facing increased difficulty when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Contributing factors include low unemployment, the need for highly skilled labor, a shortage of qualified candidates, and the openness toward relocation. Today’s recruiting landscape requires employers to take a new approach when attracting and retaining sought after talent.

Tim Sweeney, Director of Strategic Programs at Orion Talent, offers insight on how companies can win candidates in his article, Competing for Top Talent in Today’s Market. “Many Talent Acquisition & Hiring Managers rely on the philosophy that the candidate must sell them on why they want the job. I don’t disagree with this, but in today’s job market, a company must also focus on why and how they offer a great place to work,” says Tim.

What are some of the ways you can ensure that you attract and compete for the top talent in today’s market? In the article, Tim discusses hiring process inefficiencies, compensation / benefits, consistent messaging during interviews and career progression. Whether you’re losing good candidates due to a lengthy process, or your interviewers have failed to sell potential hires on your business, you must be better and faster to be competitive.

Tim provides insight on each of these areas for improvement and more. “If you are a Hiring Manager or in Talent Acquisition at your company, I challenge you to review your process. Remember, there is a shortage on good talent and they are most likely talking with other companies,” Tim concludes.

Read the full article here.

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