These challenging times could prove the very best times to woo the very best performers to join your business.
Within the UK professional services sector, we’re talking to employers and noting there's markedly different strategies in play. For many it's about consolidation & trimming costs. Some more far-sighted employers recognise that this is the time when key performers are based at home and may be more susceptible to the right overtures.
And if they’re not ready to join now, why not create a proactively managed talent pool?
We’re working with one firm who are creating a ‘War Room’ where they’re market-mapping their competitors in fine detail and reaching out to key performers to build rapport and interest. So far they’ve built links with over 200 professionals.
So whilst you may be personally locked down, your future talent strategy doesn’t need to be.
Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent This pandemic has created unprecedented trauma around the world. The economic fallout will be equally painful for many. It can be tempting to focus on the short term of crisis management. But when we emerge from this unfolding tragedy, it will be the long-term thinkers who not only survive but thrive. If your organization is well-capitalized and visionary enough to hire for lasting greatness, now is the time. Ask your top leaders who they would have liked to have hired over the past three to five years and then check in with those people. Set up a taskforce to recruit new talent. Interview and check references virtually with the same rigor you would in person. Motivate your top candidates by offering them not just pay but also autonomy, mastery and purpose.