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6 Strategies For Attracting Top Talent: Full Report

In today’s fiercely competitive job market, businesses are constantly vying for the attention of top-tier talent. Attracting exceptional employees can make or break an organisation’s success. But how do you stand out? The answer lies in strategic approaches that attract talent and keep them engaged and motivated. Our comprehensive report dives into six proven strategies for attracting top talent.

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1. Redefining Job Ads in the Modern Marketplace

In today’s fast-paced world, attracting top talent to your company is a complex task that requires innovative strategies. One critical approach is through clear, engaging job ads. In the full report we explore why impactful job ads are essential, what makes a job ad effective, and provide case studies of successful job ads.

The Importance of Clear, Engaging Job Ads

Job ads serve as the first touchpoint between your company and potential employees. They act as ambassadors of your brand, communicating the job role and the company culture, vision, and values. The clarity and engagement factor of your job ads can significantly influence the quality of applicants you attract.

Clear job ads eliminate ambiguity, helping potential candidates understand exactly what the role entails and what is expected of them. An engaging job ad, on the other hand, captivates attention and encourages prospective applicants to explore the opportunity further. It opens the door to exceptional talent who may not have considered your company otherwise.

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2. Building a Strong Employer Brand

In the contemporary world of work, the concept of employer branding has risen to prominence. It’s become an indispensable tool for attracting top-tier talent. But what exactly does it involve? And how can you use it to your advantage?

The Role of Employer Branding in Attracting Exceptional Talent

Employer branding is essentially the image your company projects to potential employees. It’s about how your current and former employees perceive and talk about your company and how these perceptions influence those outside the company. A strong employer brand can be a powerful magnet for exceptional talent. Think of it this way: If your company had a social media profile, your employer brand would be the status updates, photos, and comments. It’s the story that people tell about your company. And just as with personal branding, a strong, positive employer brand can make all the difference in attracting the best talent. After all, who wouldn’t want to work for a company that’s known for treating its employees well?

Discover the three key elements of an employee brand and the 8 steps to take to start building an authentic employer brand in the full report.


3. Prioritising the Candidate’s Experience

In today’s hyper-competitive job market, the candidate experience is not just a nice-to-have but a must-have. In the full report, we explore why the candidate experience is paramount and how ensuring a positive candidate journey can significantly boost a company’s ability to attract exceptional talent.

The Importance of Candidate Experience in Today’s Job Market

Recruiting talented professionals is akin to selling: the product is the job opportunity, and the buyer is the potential employee. Just as consumers judge products based on their experiences with a brand, candidates also form their impressions of a company based on their recruitment journey. In an era where online reviews have tremendous influence, a poor candidate experience can detrimentally affect an employer’s reputation, potentially deterring future top talent.

In the past year, 49% of candidates have declined a job offer due to a poor experience, and 81% of job seekers reported that a positive candidate experience influenced their decision to accept an offer.

Inside the full report, discover the 5 steps to ensuring a positive candidate experience and how working with a recruiter can help to prioritise the candidate’s experience.

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4. Harnessing the Power of Employee Referrals

Employee referrals represent a powerful tool in the company’s arsenal. When your existing employees recommend potential candidates, a host of benefits follows. Firstly, the hiring process accelerates. Your staff already understands the company culture and job requirements; thus, when they suggest someone for a role, there’s a good chance that person will be a good fit.

Secondly, these referrals yield higher-quality candidates. An employee staking their reputation on a recommendation will likely only do so if they’re confident in the person’s abilities. This translates into less time spent sifting through unqualified applicants.

Referred hires also tend to stay with the company longer. The pre-existing relationship with the referrer often fosters a sense of loyalty and engagement, reducing turnover rates. Not to mention, it’s a cost-effective recruitment method, saving you both time and money.

Employee referrals are a largely untapped resource that can significantly enhance your talent acquisition strategy. In the report, we explore the benefits of a referral program, reveal strategies for implementing an efficient program, and discover the main reasons employees refer potential new candidates.


5. Offering Clear Career Growth Paths and Benefits

Career growth opportunities and benefits are more than perks – they are integral to an attractive employment package. They not only showcase the company’s investment in its employees but also reflect the value it places on their development and well-being.

Research shows that career advancement and gaining new skills are super important to younger workers (Gen Z): they’re nearly 50% more likely to value these opportunities than Gen X* (LinkedIn Global Talent Trends May 2023). Companies that clearly articulate potential career paths and offer comprehensive benefits packages can differentiate themselves in the marketplace, attracting high-quality candidates who are motivated and ambitious.

Offering clear career growth paths and benefits is essential to attracting exceptional talent. In the report, we explore the significance of these offerings, provide examples, and discuss how to effectively communicate these opportunities to potential employees.

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6. The Hidden Potential of Passive Job Seekers

According to LinkedIn, 70% of the workforce is passive talent, with the remaining 30% actively seeking jobs. However, an overwhelming 90% are willing to learn more at any given time, so personalised outreach is so important to use if you want to attract top talent.

The Importance of Personalised Outreach in Recruiting Efforts

Personalised outreach is all about making potential candidates feel valued and respected. When you take the time to understand and address their unique needs and aspirations, they are more likely to respond positively to your recruitment efforts.

Not only does personalised outreach increase engagement rates, but it also fosters a positive impression of your company. A generic message may be ignored, but a personalised one demonstrates that you have invested time and effort in understanding the candidate, leaving a lasting positive impression.

Top talent is likely being courted by multiple companies. The personal touch in your communication can make your organisation stand out from the crowd.

Download the full report to discover the 7 steps to crafting the perfect message, plus 3 email/message examples you can use today!

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