This might seem a little crazy to some, but with the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing the talent pool is rich with some of the best talent out there.
You have the opportunity to pick from an amazing talent resource pool that will enable your business to grow quicker and successfully by having the best people in the top jobs.
Many companies have been hit hard throughout this pandemic and some have pivoted their business to adapt to the new circumstances we find ourselves in. There have been some shocking announcements of companies that have been the backbone of British business for years that have collapsed or had to make significant redundancies to survive. There is also a high number of graduates that are looking for work, the talent pool is ripe with experienced, highly educated candidates that are immediately available to start work.
Yet amongst all of this, there are those business leaders who are able to seek out the opportunity and make investments into their business for the longer-term gain.
One of the most significant opportunities is the chance to hire great talent who are either unable to keep their current role or looking for stability somewhere else. Tapping into this pool of talent right now means that you are ahead of competitors and can make serious inroads into building your business and meeting the objectives required to grow.
How can you tap into finding great talent?
Above all else, create a great candidate experience. Attracting the best talent takes some work so you need to give a compelling reason and benefits of why they should join you. Ensure the job description is clear so they know what the role is that they are embarking on.
There might be people you have been watching for a while or your senior team might have a list of people they consider to be great hires. Seek out these people and see where they are right now and if they are looking for a new position.
Have a look internally. Are there people already within the business who are ripe for promotion or need to be nurtured so their development is enhanced? Look after the talent you already have, they are not only the backbone to your business success but also ambassadors for your employer brand.
This pandemic has been truly awful for many and has changed so many ways in which we socialise and work. We have been told that it will not last for ever, and with a vaccine so close it gives many the confidence to focus on the long-term goals for their business and these are the business leaders who are most likely to survive and flourish in the new landscape.
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