While I'm watching my kids run around the track that many times, I can't help but start singing (to myself) the 1980's hit song by Ratt entitled "Round and Round”. Whether or not you enjoy ‘hair metal’ bands, the song has a very catchy tune that can stick with you all day long after listening to it.
The thing about running a distance event on a track is, although you keep running 'round and round' the track, you always end up right back where you started. We always joke about that!
The same can be true of your efforts to attract key talent to your organization. Chances are, you're following the same process as you always have to hire staff, yet you end up right back where you started—a lot of effort expended, and no key player to show for it.
That's because when you're trying to attract top performers, you can't rely upon the same old techniques! Attracting top performers to critical positions requires a slightly different approach...
First, your organization should have a continuous process of creating positive buzz about it. Social media posts are an easy way to do this, and an essential tool in the talent acquisition process today.
Second, encourage every employee in your organization to be an ambassador and to network with the top performers in their field. From the board room to the conference room to the break room, everyone should spread the good word and encourage their most talented connections to apply for open positions within your company.
Finally, it’s often essential to engage the services of a professional search consultant to identify top performers in your specific field or industry. The search fee involved is a wise investment when you consider the returns a key performer can bring to your organization!
Of course, you can continue to go round and round and always end up right back where you started. Or, you can try something new to attract the top performers your company needs to succeed!
You may now go about your day with the tune of “Round and Round” stuck in your head. You’re welcome! \m/ (^_^) \m/