As our world evolves with new technology and diverse people entering the workforce, companies must adapt their recruiting strategy to meet both talent and client demands. The competition for attracting top talent is fierce, but the values of the evolving workplace and workforce must be aligned because clients want a trusted adviser and long-term relationships, as well as.
Employees want flexibility, opportunities to learn and develop skills, and a culture that aligns with their values. By using nontraditional recruiting methods, finding new talent pools, and focusing on culture, companies can expand the narrow hiring criteria to attract and retain talent.
Use Nontraditional Methods
Reframing traditional skills, roles, and working relationships can provide companies with new areas for recruiting. Flexible or remote work relationships serve as other areas of opportunity for finding talent.
For example, Los Angeles-based accounting firm Green Hasson Janks teamed up with The Mom Project to hire women who will work remotely and thus have the flexibility they need as working mothers. According to The Mom Project, a digital talent marketplace, 43% of skilled American women leave the workforce after becoming mothers.
By adopting nontraditional strategies, companies can leverage this community of professionally accomplished women who wish to remain active in the workforce to develop a new talent pipeline.
“Using The Mom Project to find remote workers has allowed us to tap a qualified workforce that is often ignored by traditional recruiting methods,” explains Yvonne Burke, Chief People Officer at Green Hasson Janks. “We have found that with technology we can seamless integrate employees regardless of their location.”
Companies can also move away from traditional roles or traditional hiring strategies by hiring for culture fit over a specific skill set. Upskilling, or teaching employees additional skills and expanding their capabilities, is an important part of any organization. Upskilling employees allows companies to pull from different backgrounds and serves to attract and develop top talent. Employees want to learn skills that help them succeed in their current role but that also build toward their future careers.
“Outsourcing some transactional tasks can help companies elevate current employees, provide learning opportunities, and offer more strategic and consultative services to clients,” Burke expands.
With this approach, upskilling employees benefits the client, the employees, and the firm.
Culture Attracts and Retains Talent
Seeking out remote hires, nontraditional backgrounds, and roles, as well as providing flexible work hours, not only creates a larger talent pool but also helps embrace diversity and inclusion. Promoting a culture that incorporates diversity and inclusion is a necessary way to attract top talent, and firms are defining their culture even more than before […]
Source: HR Daily Advisor