In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins, Barnabas Piper, and Eric Geiger talk about what it takes to attract top talent to an organization, be it a business or a church. Ideally you can develop talent within, but hiring people is a necessity. So how can you be sure to find at get the best people for the position?
- What are the cultural traits of an organization that attracts top talent?
- Part of attracting top talent is keeping top talent, so what are the most effective ways to do that?
- What are key things for organizations NOT to do if they want to attract top talent?
- What are misconceptions leaders have about attracting talent? What do they believe works that actually doesn’t?”
- What are intentional steps leaders can take to make their organization attractive to prospective talent?
“Organizations that attract top talent have a clear vision and a healthy culture.”
“You should be able to sense the DNA of an organization when you are being recruited.”
“You want to attract the top fit, not just the top talent.”
“Often employees communicate culture and values in passive ways.”
“People who are good at something want to work with other people whoa re good at that thing.”
“Treat people well and understand they aren’t just cogs in a machine.”
“Mission can’t be an excuse to not make an awesome place to work.”
“Advancement can look like freedom and creative freedom in your work.”
“People are attracted more to a family or a network feel rather than a hierarchy.”
“Do not be inauthentic.”
“Don’t oversell your organization.”
“Don’t hide the weaknesses of the organization.”
“Perks are not the number one thing that attract top talent.”
“If you’re only doing something to attract top talent you weren’t doing it to care for people who are already there.”
“The success of the organization does not matter as much as leaders think for attracting talented people.”
“Don’t settle for less than top talent if you have a vacancy.”
“When you replace somebody replace them with somebody better. Hold out for that.”
“Hiring talent raises the level of your whole team.”
Good to Great by Jim Collins
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