Machines and computers don’t run your business. Talent does. The success of your organization depends on a proactive, talent-management strategy and building a reliable talent pipeline. Your strategy should include the following:
- Becoming talent enthusiasts
- Ongoing assessment and forecasting
- Leveraging social media
1) Become Talent Enthusiasts
At all levels throughout your company, leaders should be committed to strengthening their talent pool. Top-contributing employees should be encouraged to develop a talent mindset. Encourage them to think about their internal and external professional network and who among them can become valued contributors in specific areas of your business.
2) Keep Assessing and Forecasting
Regularly assessing and forecasting talent should be a standard. Talent management systems are a valuable tool in providing real-time data to help you compare organizational needs with your talent pool. A user-friendly and accessible, talent management system promotes cross-team collaboration to help leaders throughout the organization find the right talent for their team. Your forecasts should consider variables, including:
- Availability of required talent
- Economic conditions
- Education trends for the skills needed
- Geographical growth
- New products
- Projected promotions
- Technological advancements, which may require additional workers or reduce workforce
3) Leverage Social Media
It’s a powerful tool in attracting top talent. Your business should have a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Post company activities, accomplishments, and community involvement in ways that showcase your brand and work culture. Also let the public know about job opportunities in your business. Social media makes it easy to attract top contributors who are looking for companies like yours.
Identify potential candidates who have potential for professional growth and development. Add them to your talent pool, maintain contact with them, and nurture the relationships. What are your sources?
- Internal employees
- Current and past applicants
- A staffing partner
5) Strategic Staffing Partnership
Most small to medium-sized businesses lack the resources needed to ensure they maintain a robust talent pipeline. But a strategic staffing partnership can help. An established staffing agency has a large talent pool and can save your business the time, money, and resources involved with attracting, recruiting, and hiring top talent. Since 1995, Priority One Staffing has helped businesses in the Baltimore area find the right talent for their needs. Our effectiveness is best described by our clients. Consider the testimonial below.
“Priority One has been a trusted partner for nearly a decade. They have consistently provided top talent, many of whom are now full-time, regular employees. I have worked with many different staffing firms over the past 15 years. Priority One has provided the best talent and service by far.” – H. B. S., Talent Acquisition Manager, Fortune 50 Company