Identify, Source & Attract Talent
McKinsey’s seminal War for Talent research forecast a global shortfall of professional skills. In the subsequent update to this research, they found that the war for talent was still escalating.
It has been noted that ‘recruitment has emerged as arguably the most critical human resource function for organisational survival and success’. Attracting high-performing applicants is a critical component of personnel selection and overall organisational success.
While there is still generally oversupply of candidates, the challenge has been to find the near perfect fit that is being sought. Many jobs are not being advertised in the open market and it is even more important to maintain your own professional networks. We often will work through this high-value medium than rely on the job boards that often provide an abundance of candidates not close enough to the overall requirements. Quality is more important than quantity (at least we think so).
To extend the last point a little further, we know there is a difference between talent pools (networks) and the typical candidate puddle (online job boards) many resources are sourced from. One is narrow and deep with quality, the other broad and often shallow. It is now a combination of what you know, who you know and importantly who knows you! Looking for good people – get in touch with us to see who we know and who we can find…
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With over a decade of experience and a passion for identifying talent, contact the team at Alexander Porter to see how we can help source and select your next valued staff member.Contact Now