You’ve set up the job posting, recruited, interviewed, narrowed down your list of applicants, and have finally extended an accepted offer to your top-rated candidate. The hard part should be over, right?
Hiring well is only half the battle. Retaining top talent is where the war is won! Finding the right person to join your team can be a challenge. Surprisingly, the real battle may be retaining that talent once you find it. Add a global pandemic, more employees working from home, less personal interaction with coworkers, managers and company leadership, and the fight is on to retain top talent.
Hiring and retaining top talent is the topic of the day. In keynote addresses, headlines, peer groups and conference rooms everyone wants to know, “How do we hire for long-term success?”
It May Be Time to Invest In Employee Retention Efforts Hiring will always be part of a successful business strategy. Many business owners I talk with indicate they have a need to fill positions on their team and many feel they don’t have time to devote to it or lament it’s taking too much of their time. As a hiring manager you only have so many hours in a day; making the best use of your time is key.
Whether you’ve furloughed or laid off employees or have hung out the help wanted sign, you’ve made the best decisions for your business at this time. Some of the most important work a sports team does is done in the off season and the same can be true for businesses. While we don’t know what the future holds we can be certain of one thing, hiring top talent will always be necessary for successful businesses.