Finding Top Talent
Regardless of the industry, finding top talent is the ultimate goal of any organization or hiring team.
As many hiring professionals understand, finding, onboarding, and retaining top talent is vital to the success of your organization. Not only do the brightest and most inquisitive employees help organizations grow, but top talent can also reduce turnover by placing qualified employees in jobs they are willing and eager to take on.
Changes in the job market landscape have made finding top talent increasingly challenging, forcing human resources (HR) teams to re-think the talent acquisition strategy they use to attract and retain top talent.
Why Most Organizations Struggle to Find Top Talent
In the past, a hyper-competitive job market favored employers. With not as many available positions for candidates, employers could choose from a large pool of highly- skilled and qualified individuals.
As more companies search for candidates to join their team, there are more jobs available than candidates to fill them. High-quality candidates are in high demand and finding top talent is a challenge most HR and hiring departments must face.In fact, 63% of recruiters say talent shortage is their biggest problem.
Another challenge hiring teams must overcome to find top talent is a younger workforce. By 2020, millennials will account for 46% of the job market. Unlike generations in the past, millennials prefer to switch jobs frequently and many value more than just monetary compensation when searching. With outdated hiring strategies, organizations are finding it difficult to attract top talent from the millennial talent pool.
Tips for Finding Top Talent in a Competitive Recruiting Landscape
Although finding highly-qualified candidates has become more difficult, the search is not impossible, especially when implementing the right strategies. Having a well thought out and modern hiring plan is key to finding top talent that wants to work at your organization.
If your recruitment strategy is no longer attracting quality candidates, your team must consider how they can adapt to compete with other organizations and attract and recruit top talent.
Companies can follow these tips on attracting and retaining top talent:
- Offer a competitive pay
- Provide unique benefits
- Focus on diversity
- Leverage social media during recruitment
- Utilize a remote workforce
- Offer continuous learning
- Partner with a staffing and recruiting agency
Finding Top Talent: Partner With a Staffing & Recruiting Firm
For recruiting departments, finding, hiring, and onboarding top talent can be time-consuming and challenging. Partnering with an experienced staffing and recruiting firm, like Sparks Group, can transform your talent acquisition strategy and provide you with access to top talent for your team.
When you partner with a staffing and recruiting firm, your company gains access to their pool of highly-qualified and vetted candidates. This partnership streamlines your recruitment process, making hiring more cost and time effective while allowing your HR team to focus on tasks that improve your business.
With every new partnership, Sparks Group brings:
- An extensive network of qualified candidates
- A proven methodology to expedite the “candidate requisition-to-productivity” process
- A reputation for quality-driven solutions
- Comprehensive service options
- A proven track record in placing professional, technical, creative and administrative talent
Request a free consultation today to learn how Sparks Group’s staffing and recruiting services can provide you with top talent in today’s competitive candidate market.