Is your organisation thinking short-term, or planning for the big picture?

Some organisations hunker down and take shortsighted measures such as hiring freezes and training and team development delays. Consider this when talent is available and affordable, progressive organisations will take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade talent, shore-up their talent pipeline, and as a result, be more competitive. Take a look at this month's feature article for more insight and access to Five Lessons for Upgrading Talent with Outside Superstars.

From the desk of... Bud Haney, President Profiles International

Featured Article

Don't Stop Strategic Talent Acquisition, Even When Hiring is Slow

The time for organisations to focus on strategic talent acquisition is now. When talent is available and affordable, progressive organisations will seize the opportunity to upgrade talent, shore-up their talent pipeline, and be more competitive.

In recent months, the economic news has been unsettling. This news will influence some organisations to hunker down and take short sighted measures such as freezing hiring. In the short term, the announcement of a hiring freeze signals to your workforce that your organisation is not healthy. This causes anxiety and motivates your top performers to start looking for other opportunities, and your low performers to look busy so they don't get called out. In the long term, it starves the organisations of the talent they will need to compete in the future.

Strategic talent acquisition takes a long-term view of not only filling positions today, but also filling similar positions in the future. These future positions may be identifiable today by looking at the succession management plan, or by analysing the history of attrition for certain positions. In the most enlightened cases of Strategic Talent Acquisition, organisations will recruit today for positions that do not even exist today but are expected to become available in the future.

Organisations that continually seek out the best talent to meet their current and future needs get better people faster and at a lower cost. Scientifically valid assessments, such as the ProfileXT, are inexpensive and highly effective tools to help you quickly determine how well a candidate fits job that you need to fill today or in the future. Never stop your strategic talent acquisition efforts. For additional information on this topic, ask us now for Profiles International's study, Five Lessons for Upgrading Talent with Outside Superstars. This report examines five key lessons to help optimise the upgrading process.

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