It would be an understatement to say that talent acquisition has changed over the past 2+ years. Let’s check-in to see where we are right now:
The way companies conduct interviews has moved to remote methods, usually culminating with in-person final interviews
The skills that are seen as important have shifted
The company attributes candidates are looking for are different
Companies are fighting for talent
How will smart organizations respond to these shifts?
More companies will offer signing bonuses. While we have seen this for many years at the very top ranks of organizations, it will become more commonplace at all levels.
Retention programs will become vital. The best companies have always invested in their people, and now it’s even more important. Talented people know they have options, so organizations must step up with compelling reasons for them to stay. Show appreciation, invest in learning and development programs, and demonstrate the potential career paths that are open within the company.
Offer remote work options. Many people have reassessed their priorities, and commuting is at the bottom of the list. The opportunity to work remotely, or at least in a hybrid model, is a key driver for potential candidates, and may even be a deal-breaker for some.
If you’re ready to hire a senior finance or C-Suite leader, or just need help with your talent acquisition strategy, get in touch to arrange a quick chat. Email Paul, Brent, Troy, or Tara, or give us a call at 519-673-3463 or 416-847-0036.
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