Businesses know that they must have the best talent in order
to succeed in this competitive and increasingly complex global economy. Along
with the understanding of the need to hire, develop, and retain talented
people, organizations are aware that they must manage talent as a critical
resource to achieve the best possible results. Recruiting and keeping the right
Hiring the best talent
Talent is an increasingly scarce resource, so it must be managed
effectively. To avoid losing your top talent, you must know what you’re looking
Here are a few guidelines:
Competent and Capable: This is still the first two
factors to consider. Does the potential employee have the necessary skills,
experiences and education to successfully complete the tasks you need
performed? Will this person complete not only the easy tasks but will he or she
also find ways to deliver on the functions that require more effort and
creativity? Being capable means the employee has potential for growth and the
ability and willingness to take on more job responsibility.
Skills and Ambitious: Skills is not the only thing,
but it’s a strong foundation for success. While there are many
variables you can be flexible on when hiring, the right skills is a must or
you’re going to be spending an abundance of time proofing work, micromanaging
and dealing with heightened stress levels. Employees can only help your company
if they want to help themselves have a better career. Ambition is
what makes a company innovative, it’s what brings out creative ideas and what
generates openness amongst employees.
Developing your employees
Training, mentoring and coaching are things every employee values
within their company. Developing your staff is a good long-term investment for
your company and for them personally. Taking an honest interest in someone
builds loyalty. Loyal employees are more engaged. Engaged employees
are more productive.
Development doesn’t have to involve money. It’s mostly a
matter of good managers taking the time to sit down face to face with their
employees and finding ways to understand them. You just need to know their
skills, talent, experience and tap into it.
Retaining your talent
For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best
employees is important. It isn’t the technology or the product that makes a
company great, it’s the people.
Hiring the right people in your company is by itself
challenging, but the process doesn’t end once you’ve appointed someone. It is
extremely critical to train and engage these employees so that you can help
them attain peak performance.
Apart from this, you also need to have a strategy in place
to retain your talent.
Having a good compensation and benefits package is vital.
The compensation need not be just along monetary terms. You can explore to
customize the package based on the needs of the individual as well.
Two ways leaders ensure that they retain their best
Train your managers: It is a well-known fact that people often
leave their managers and not necessarily their organizations. Add to it, your
managers define and maintain the culture of your organization and so it makes a
lot of sense to train your managers well.
Give employees opportunities: Your best
employees are those individuals you want to retain, seek frequent ways to learn
and grow in their careers, knowledge and skills.
Without the opportunity to get involved in more projects and
participate in team work, employees feel they will stagnate. A career-oriented
valued employee must experience growth opportunities within your organization.
Take a look at your business. Are you doing your best to
retain your top talent?
We understand that attracting talented people, engaging them
and retaining them can be challenging.
Communicate Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency,
with the very best recruiters and we want to help you. We specialise in the
sourcing of top candidates in the Finance, IT, Engineering and Supply
Chain/Freight industries, both for permanent and contracting placements throughout
South Africa, and the African continent. Contact us today!
Or if you happen to be in the market for new Finance, IT, Engineering, Supply
Chain or Freight jobs, visit our vacancy pages and apply now.