6 Talent Management Strategies That Work

December 23, 2019 at 8:00 am
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Cultural fit needs to be intentional if you aim to meet hiring goals and objectives.

In the modern workforce, having sound talent management strategies is essential to hiring quality talent and retaining valued employees. Here are some talent management strategies that work.

1. Being intentional about cultural fit

Your workplace has a culture, and it’s important to be intentional about your workplace’s culture when hiring new talent. Today’s employees, especially Millennials and Gen Z, want to know that their workplace reflects their values, and they want to feel a part of something bigger at work. Cultural fit helps check those boxes and gives employees a reason to stay with your company rather than go after a different opportunity that may not have the same meaning for them.

2. Providing continuous training and education opportunities

The pace of change in the modern workforce means that your employees won’t keep up if they don’t keep learning on a continual basis. It’s more important now than it ever has been to teach employees new skills and to provide opportunities like tuition reimbursement that will enable them to continue their education and pursue advancement opportunities.

3. Recognize and reward employees’ accomplishments

The days of working hard day in and day out without acknowledgment or reward are long gone. That’s the best way to push your best employees out the door. Instead, set up a system to reward them for meeting goals, both tangible ones (like sales numbers or bringing in new clients) and intangible ones (like having respectful customer interactions or taking the time to show a new employee the ropes).

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Doing your best to counter potential obstacles can help your company be more successful.

4. Look into the future

While you don’t have a crystal ball to see what will happen in five or 10 years, you can take some time to identify likely obstacles that might pop up in the near future so that you can make a plan to address them before they happen. One example of an obstacle might be changes in regulation that could impact the licensure of your employees and their eligibility for employment. Helping them recognize and meet the new requirements by the time changes are implemented would prevent future problems.

5. Use talent assessments with new hires and existing employees

Talent assessments are an objective and accurate way to match existing and potential employees to jobs well-suited to their traits and behaviors. For existing employees, assessments can help you tailor job duties to particular characteristics and plan for succession, while for potential employees you can do a better job selecting talent to improve performance and retention.

6. Measure results

It’s important to put in place ways to gather data so you can measure the results of your strategies. Data and results will help you evaluate how well your other talent management strategies are working and then make adjustments to improve on them.

These strategies can make a big difference in your talent acquisition and retention efforts in the coming year and beyond. Let Narish International help your company build higher-performing teams.