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What Everyone Gets Wrong About Talent Acquisition


Talent management processes are in need of an overhaul. That’s according to Mercer’s 2016 Global Talent Trends Survey which found that 85% of organisations believe their talent management policies require improvement. Your recruitment strategy is a good place to start. Here are some common areas that (nearly) everyone gets wrong:-

Unrealistic job requirements : Many employers insist on asking for qualifications that aren’t necessary for successful job performance.  A report from the RAC Foundation found that one in six job adverts require applicants to hold a driving licence, although the ability to drive isn’t essential. Your business may be missing out on talent. Review your job specificiation to ensure the skills you request are ‘must have’ rather than ‘desirable’ and adjust your applicant tracking software accordingly.

You’re wary of hiring smart people : Hiring people who are smarter than you creates a positive working environment. In a Q & A forum, Google’s employees revealed they are motivated to remain in their jobs by the creative thinkers they work with on a daily basis. Be bold in candidate selection – hire the people who can do your job better than you – and your boss’s job too.