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The Key to Hiring Top Talent


When you’re a hiring manager in the workplace, there’s no doubt that you’re going to meet all kinds of people. Some might be quiet and reserved, others might be more outspoken, while there are those who are more assertive. However, it all comes down to the talent you’re looking for in the workplace. After all, you may meet a lot of great people, but you can’t hire all of them. If anything, choosing who to hire isn’t about whether you “like” them or not, it’s about making sure they have the right qualifications. With that said, what are some ways to attract, hire, and even maintain top talent in the workplace? Overall, here are a few things to consider.

Attracting Talent

First of all, in order to get the right employees for your business, you’re going to have to attract talent. Anyone can go to a job interview, but not everyone who shows up there is qualified, obviously. With that said, when advertising and posting information about your job, be sure you have strong job requirements. In other words, the required qualifications for the positions should be ones of excellence. By doing this, it helps to eliminate those who would apply for any old job, and those who know this position needs to be taken seriously. As another way to attract top talent, be sure to have a website for your business. Your site should also include testimonials, updated videos, and should also be as professional as possible.

Now that you’ve attracted talent in your business, what’s next?

Hiring Talent

One of the most crucial aspects any job, are the interviews. It’s here where you hire people based off their talents and qualifications. As I had mentioned earlier, many people are qualified, but only few are chosen. What is the best way to choose your candidates? First of all, you should narrow down the strengths and weaknesses of each potential employee. For example, let’s say one of the job qualifications involves interacting with a lot of customers. If one of your candidates dressed professionally, but wasn’t even making eye contact, what does that say about them? As another example, let’s say you were seeking candidates for a computer related job. This candidate is friendly and very passionate, and they’re also good with technology. That’s someone who has all the qualified skills. When it comes to hiring talent, narrow down the strengths and weaknesses of each potential candidate.

Now that you’ve hired the right candidates for the workplace, how do you maintain talent?

Maintaining Talent

In the workplace, there are several ways to maintain top talent. Remember, communication is a very important factor. Always be clear about what you expect of them, and any goals you want the company to reach. Considering that you want everyone to work their best, communicating effectively will help to get the message across that you expect excellence. As another way to maintain talent, let your employees know where they stand every now and then. If they’re doing a great job, congratulate and even reward them from time to time. However, if you’ve noticed your employees slacking off a bit or not being efficient in their work, don’t hesitate to bring it up to them. After all, there’s always room for improvement.

For more information about how to hire top talent, as well as attracting and maintaining it, feel free to contact us today at San Diego Pro Staffing, Inc. We are a boutique staffing firm that specializes in finance, accounting and administrative positions. Our staffing firm also has two main audiences, those looking for work and employers seeking employees. We look forward to hearing from you, and assisting you in the best way possible.