How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent

One of the biggest challenges facing the Human Resources profession in the current market is attracting and retaining top talent. The problem isn’t that qualified, dedicated people are not out there, it’s landing them that is often the obstacle. Years ago, a company could get away with placing an ad or two and the right candidates came pouring in. That isn’t the case anymore because today’s professionals are want to carefully weigh all their options.

Your company can hire the most qualified candidates by having the best attraction, selection, and interviewing process. You can no longer afford to cut corners in the hiring process because there are numerous other companies all fighting for top talent. Here are some key elements:


Set your company apart by focusing on what’s unique about you. Clearly state what your company offers that the others do not. Candidates need to be sold on why a company is a great place to work. You need to not only be able to offer a complete job description, but also express your company’s culture and values.


Everyone within your company’s management should be on the same page as far as what you are looking for in a candidate and what you have to offer. The hiring manager needs to engage with timely communication and a simplified selection process that does not include unnecessary hoops to jump through during the application process.


Be on the lookout for good leadership skills. Be sure to ask questions that elicit answers showing a candidate’s emotional intelligent level. Ask open ended questions that allow them to speak freely. Gage their self-awareness, motivation, and moral compass in the process. Your company needs to know the whole person, their leadership styles, and personality traits.


Develop an outstanding onboarding process by having a program that acclimates new employees to the company and fully trains without overwhelming them. The program should prepare the new hire for every aspect of the job, as well as company policies and the working culture. Develop an outstanding training process that includes a total rewards practice and mentoring program that make sure employees are equipped to succeed.

Are you looking for the brightest talent in Healthcare, Biopharma or Non-Profits?

Contact us to discuss a tailored recruitment solution that is efficient and cost effective to achieve the end result of finding you “only the best fit.” We embrace a new way of doing things and because of our size and experience can put your needs and bottom line first. Assessing our clients’ culture and competencies, we are able to find you the best talent in the industry.


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