A Good Weapon to Use in the War for Talent

A Good Weapon to Use in the War for Talent

Companies today are constantly in a war for talent. Identifying the right targets and having the ability to capture them is essential to winning. We are looking for the innovative leaders of tomorrow and the competition is stiff.

Gone are the days of high unemployment and applicants banging down your door just to get an application. Job boards and matching sites are furiously searching for qualified candidates to post their resumes. Companies are competing against each other to find and attract good candidates.

It is imperative for hiring managers and recruiters to fully understand what truly appeals to the candidates in order to attract and retain the best people.

A weapon that will help you win the war for talent is a job fit assessment that examines more than just the traditional psychological indicators. The Harrison Assessment is work based and focuses on individual work preferences, passion, expectations, interests and designed for organizational applications (not clinical) can accurately and reliably uncover hidden potential, concerns and behavioral aspects which may not be immediately apparent in an interview. Such invaluable insights will allow the interviewer to do a much better job and highlighting the necessary concerns to achieve better clarity in the given circumstances.

Only by appreciating the person’s personal values and life themes, hiring managers will understand how to "sell" the job to the candidate. Many a times, the hiring manager or recruiter only talks about what the job requirements are, what the expectations are but neglects to show a genuine interest about what the candidate finds appealing. In other words, finding ways to pluck the candidate’s heart strings to create that desired emotional resonance.

An organization needs to recognize which phase of the business life cycle it is in when it attracts and hires the best talent money can buy. If the context and readiness of the organization does not match the expectations of the talent, this could lead to many issues that may eventually result in a wrong match. Hence, relevance of the context and timing must not be taken too lightly. Hiring the right person for the right job in the right company (team or manager) at the right time for the right reason.

With a simple 20 minute questionnaire Harrison Assessments can help you win the war for talent.