In a recent seminar for senior HR Managers, participants identified attracting, developing, and retaining talent as their top challenges.
People are indeed a company's most important asset. Strategy does not drive results. People do. And the war for talent is on.
With a majority of millennials wanting to be their own boss (= they don't want to work for you!) how do you ensure you attract the top talent in a shrinking labor market?
It's time to focus on developing great managers in your organization and talking about it!
Talk about great managers as your company's No. 1 benefit. There are many more poor managers than great managers, so this benefit is rare and differentiates your organization from the rest. Now that you know the breadth of influence managers have on your company -- and how to find and hire talented ones -- it's time to sing their praises. Publicize your great managers on hiring websites as a major part of your EVP, and make sure prospective employees know the benefit a truly talented manager can bring to their work and life. Remember -- half of all people searching for a new job left a job because of a bad manager. All other things being equal, when an individual is considering two companies in their job search, they'll choose the company with better managers.