Attract and retain employees

Find the best people. Keep the best people.

Success depends on having the best talent in place for now and for the future. It’s an important source of advantage that means looking at the quality, not the quantity, of your current and future people.

How to find and keep the people you need

Do you have the right talent in place to succeed? With the right people, in the right jobs, you’re set for success. How do you find them? We say: look to the future first.

Hay Group research shows that only a quarter of leaders believe they’re managing talent in a way that will create the leaders they need for the future.

There’s clearly a huge opportunity here. Organizations usually focus on quantity, hoping they are hiring enough people for their future needs. No wonder most leaders think they’re missing the mark.

Erin Lap

"Organizations need to be more forward looking and understand their future direction..."

  • Erin Lap , Global head of talent management services -
  • Attract and retain employees

What if leaders concentrated on quality? This is a new way of thinking about talent. It means looking hard into the future: about where your strategy will take you, and what’s likely to happen in your markets. It’s particularly important to do this today, because markets are changing fast and good talent is in short supply.

Once your forecast is based as much as possible on hard facts rather than estimates, everything falls into place. You can:

It’s a targeted way of finding and keeping people that gives you the best chance of matching talent to what your organization needs.

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