According to Dr John Sullivan, the best performers can be as much as four times more productive than the average worker and output higher quality referrals once in a post, providing a significant competitive advantage if you can find them. So how do you source talent, engage candidates and make great hiring decisions?
Everyone in the tech job market is seemingly striving to recruit the ‘A’ players, but can someone by literal definition really be ten times as productive as your ‘average Joe’? If you are lucky enough to find this rare and potentially mythical creature however, does this always mean they are the ideal candidate for your business?
Skilled technical employees are in demand, today more than ever – and they know it. Attracting the right calibre of talent can be a struggle, requiring engagement with passive candidates and the hunt for that hidden talent. Once you’ve got them on board however, make sure that you have the right policies in place to encourage talent retention.
Your current employees may be associated with some outstanding people but you might never know about them. Successful recruitment can be all about who you know, with an increasing focus recently being put on utilizing referrals from your existing network of employees and associates.