While attracting new talent to hire, first look inwards to develop existing employees.
Of course organizations need to look outside their own walls to hire people with skills to keep their businesses moving forward and exceeding goals, but let’s not forget about all that talent, with greater potential you currently have. With 65% of employed individuals looking for a new opportunity, we all need to think about why that is the case. As a recruiter, I hear from passive candidates constantly that the reason they are looking is because there is no potential for growth in their current role. In some cases, managers do not want lose a reliable, responsible employee that knows the job inside and out to a promotion (selfish I know), but without development programs in place, those selfish managers feel stuck as well. As the article states, talent development is a great recruiting tool to attract the new talent your organization needs, but your commitment must be firm – walk the walk – just don’t talk. Target, Walmart and Waste Management have had huge success with their campaigns focused on their debt free education programs.
Upskilling and developing your existing talent has no downside. The competition out there is fierce, so let’s give our employees and new hires an opportunity to reach their own goals while being a part of reaching their employers goals.