Thursday, May 5, 2011

Are You Winning the Intensifying Tug-of-War for Talent?

At a time when “unemployment remains stubbornly high,” you might think that recruiting talent doesn't need to be a priority.

But you might be wrong.

As economic acceleration continues, your competitors—some big, some small—are becoming more active and savvy in recruiting. They’re finding new ways to reach the talent of tomorrow that will help keep their companies innovating, evolving and growing in changing times.

Successful recruiting today means:

  • Connecting with candidates where they are—mobile platforms, social networks, etc.
  • Making it part of everybody’s job, through continuous internal communications that show everyone why a robust talent pipeline matters to the future of your company.
  • Building a culture and brand that people want to be a part of.

In other words, it’s a lot more than just an open-positions web page or the occasional jobs-fair appearance.

So let’s hear it in the comments: What are you doing differently today to help attract the talent you need to succeed?

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