2015 Human Resource Resolutions #5: Recruiting Top Talent

January 22, 2015

With the turn of the economy, we’ve seen a big shift in the job market. Movement is happening at increasing rates, and all of a sudden we’re finding ourselves in the backseat in the talent race. You mean I actually have to RECRUIT for my open positions? Candidates aren’t knocking on MY door for a job? Recruiting is real and it’s even more real in 2015 than it’s been in a lot of years. As you take off your HR policy hat (or whichever one you’re wearing today) and put on your recruiting hat, here are three questions to consider when looking to recruit top talent in 2015.


1. How well do you know yourself?
Your company culture is what it is. You may or may not like it, but it’s not going to change overnight with a few new hires. Having a clear concept of your actual company culture will help you put talent in place that will work hard for your company and stick around. Hiring a good culture fit and training for skills is going to be more beneficial to your company in the long run. Looking to change your culture? Here are a few tips to help you get started.


2. Are you utilizing your employee networks?
Your current employees have a pretty good pulse on what type of person will make it or break it in your organization. And when you put all of your employees’ networks together, you’ve got a pretty exciting and diverse pool of talent to dive into! To start this type of initiative, you could try offering your employees an incentive for recommending potential candidates. At Baudville, we offer a monetary incentive if a current employee’s recommended candidate gets hired, and then an added bonus if they perform successfully for 90 days – everyone wins!

3. Is it time to manage your managers?
We’ve all heard the old saying, "people don’t leave companies, they leave managers." It’s true. Your highest achieving employees may like what they do, and the company they work for, but if their direct manager or supervisor makes their days miserable, it won’t be long before they’re headed for the door. And chances are, your unhappy employees have been talking and because of these managers, your company isn’t being talked about in the best light… Recruiting and keeping top talent requires that your management be performing at its very best. Your path to success starts by investing in your managers. Are you doing everything you can to help build a masterful management team? If you’re not sure, start here.

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

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