Kim Pope: How to Beat The War for Talent in 2015 [SlideShare]
Is there a war for talent?
Our good friend and incredibly talented recruiter Kim Pope says there is. Kim works (fights) in one of the tightest talent markets out there: California’s tech industry.
Now, your industry might not feel like a battlefield.
You might not need to fight tooth and nail to hire candidates before your competitors snatch them up. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a savvier, better-performing recruiter in 2015. That doesn’t mean you can’t adopt – and benefit from – a few tactics from the trenches.
So we asked Kim for her insights on how to win the ‘war for talent’ in 2015. She came up with six tips – call them resolutions, if you like – for standing out in a crowded employer market and catching your ideal candidate’s attention.
We put them together for you in a little SlideShare presentation …
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Recruiter Kim Pope: How to Beat the #WarForTalent in 2015
Why follow Kim’s advice? 6.25 a month – that’s her average engineer hires, per month, in California tech’s ultra-tight talent market.
Don’t just say you’re interested – show it. Be different; be creative. Find out the candidate’s favourite restaurant [check Instagram] and send them a gift card with a note that reads “we want you”.
Get off of email. Get out there and actually go meet your candidate. Make your pitch face-to-face.
Don’t be so formal. Grab coffee, eat lunch, play Ping-Pong. Let the candidate relax so you can get to know them on a personal basis.
Be completely transparent. Let the candidate know why you want to hire them, what you’re looking for as a company, and how you can help them grow.
Be brief, be bold, be gone. Give the candidate just enough to bite on – just enough for them to want to know more.
Maintain and expect integrity. Don’t let hot talent play you (or your competitors). A good hire needs to want you as much as you want them.
Now, go out and get them.