How to avoid lost of talented collaborator

finding and retaining talent

No secret that the lifeblood of every organization is its workforce. Any company that's blessed with a driven, motivated and talented workforce that pulls effectively in the same direction will find it immensely easier to achieve their goals. In the same vein, any executive who maintains a cavalier attitude towards the recruitment of collaborators will run into a brick wall in the long run.

Finding the perfect collaborators for your project has, therefore, become imperative. It may often be the deciding factor between the success or otherwise of your venture. Here are some things a company executive can do in order to attract and keep high potential collaborators in your company.

Employer Branding

Your company's brand is a powerful commodity indeed. It can influence people's opinions about your products and services and inspire confidence in consumers. An employer brand plays the same role. The perception of your company as an employer held by top prospects in the talent pool is very critical. A positive employer brand can make it easier to hire and retain high-flyers in your company. As you can imagine, a negative employer brand will achieve the exact opposite.

Therefore, one of the first steps to be taken in order to entice the best collaborators to your company will be to craft and project an irresistible image of the company to prospective employees. You would need to promote the desirability of your company ahead of others and work to erase every shred of doubt or misgivings in the minds of potential employees. One of the best ways to do this is to start with those currently in your employ. Potential employees attach great significance to the opinion of a company held by people currently working in that company.

Factors that attract people with high potential

1. Brand

The importance of this factor cannot be stressed enough. Brand reputation enhances trust, and employees tend to act like customers in this regard: they opt for companies with a readily identifiable reputation. There are stats to back this up. Companies with impeccable brands usually receive up to twice as many applications from top talents in a variety of fields than companies with negative reputations. You should, therefore, put some effort into cultivating a solid brand for your company. If you're unsure, ask members of the public how they perceive your company and its services. Be painstaking and proactive about this, because it really matters.

2. Advancement Opportunities

The best talents are always looking to improve themselves, to climb to the summit of their chosen career paths. Thus, they tend to favour jobs that offer scope for further development, both personal and professional. You can make your company more attractive to top talents by offering specially certified management and leadership training, and other such career advancement opportunities. No one wants to be stuck in a dead-end job. The great thing about this is that your company will benefit immensely from doing this in the long term.

3. Engaging Job Description

This may seem pretty run-of-the-mill, but its importance cannot be overstated. To attract top collaborators to your company, first, you must capture their attention and imagination. Since job advertisements are usually the first port of call between employers and candidates, you should make sure that you stand out from the multitude of others. Design them with your target candidate in mind and make them so expressive and compelling that they instantly grab their attentions and make them want to learn more about your project.

4. Interesting Remuneration And Compensation

Again, this may seem fairly obvious. The truth is that if you're unwilling to reward high potential candidates with benefits that are commensurate to their value, you'll lose them to competitors. In today's market, candidates with the highest potential are aware of their worth, and they're justifiably confident in the knowledge that their skills will always be in demand. In order to remain competitive, offer salaries that can entice them to choose you over the rest. Other perks such as solid health insurance, performance bonuses and flexibility of schedules can also sway them in your favour.

5. Internal Promotion

As we've earlier established, climbing to the very top of their fields is the ultimate goal of top talents. Thus, they often seek out organizations that promote internally rather than recruit externally to fill top management positions. A great way to attract candidates with the highest potential is to make it possible for the workforce in your organization to attain the top positions. This will serve to motivate and challenge them, and this certainly cannot be harmful to your company's productivity.

6. Modernity

If your organization offers state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology, the best talents will be extremely interested in working with you. Regarding this, It really pays to follow the trend regarding modernity.

In conclusion, finding the best talents can help your company achieve its goals and objectives. Therefore, you need to invest quality time and effort in this pursuit.

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