In the feature article of this issue of Advanced Resources HR Insights, “Using Data to Recognize, Reward, and Retain High-Potential Employees,” Adam Rogers explains how organizations can leverage Big Data to gain insight into the potential of candidates and employees. “Armed with this information,” he writes, “organizations can build succession plans, consider future compensation or professional development, and decide which top performers are worth long-term investments.” By developing high-potential employees, companies can help create the talent they need rather than simply hope to stumble across it.
Also in this issue:
- Promoting Respect and Collaboration in the Office
- Reveal the Hidden Talent in Your Own Organization
- The Future of the Applicant Tracking System
- And More...
David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom urge companies to take a good look at themselves in order to address their
hiring challenges. It’s not easy for an organization to find exactly what it wants, especially in today’s tight talent market, they explain. In “Revealing the Hidden Talent in Your Own Organization,” they suggest that instead of always looking for outside candidates who already possess the desired skills, companies should also look for current employees who have the potential to develop the needed skills (and who already know the company and its culture).
In “The Future of the Applicant Tracking System,” Jeanette Maister also urges companies to try new approaches to their talent searches. She recommends combining an ATS with candidate relationship management (CRM) software and algorithm-based tools, and paying closer attention to internal candidates. “Using an internal career opportunity platform,” she adds, can help companies improve their talent pipelines and make better hires.
If you are having trouble finding your perfect candidate “in the wild,” take some time to reconsider how—and where—you’re searching for and evaluating them. Maybe your holy grail is already right under your nose! At Advanced Resources we can help you reframe your search criteria and focus your efforts in new directions so you have more success in finding what you need.
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