How to land the best talents (7 tips)
How to land the best talents (7 tips)
Tips from the Headhunter on landing the best talents
The struggle for talent has never been greater. Lars Holm Marcher, Partner at Free Agents™ and Marcher Markholt, guides you to what you as a company need to do to lure in the best talents.
"The market is completely overheated on pretty much every position."
This is what Lars says about the recruitment and talent crisis that is currently rumbling in the industries.
But what is the Headhunters' best advice to companies if they want to win the race for the best talents? We had a chat with Lars, who gives his seven best tips on the matter. It is both relevant for you who are looking for permanent employees and you who are looking for freelancers – in other words, you who are looking for the right talent.
1: HAVE A HYBRID WORKFORCE MODEL
"The companies that continue to stay in the belief that at any moment now, we’ll draw a line in the sand, and then all employees are physically returned, will create great challenges for themselves. Top talent expects a hybrid work model with both remote and physical presence. They want to have a say in their work-life and how it's going to be put together so that they have balance."
2: MAKE ROOM FOR FREELANCERS
"At the same time, as more and more companies are using freelancers to scale up and down and to cover skills gaps, we are also seeing that more and more professionals are moving towards a freelance career. We see a growing demand for roles that require specialized skills, and here freelancers can really come in and get things done. In addition to being incredibly skilled, it can also be a cost-effective approach in certain situations compared to onboarding a permanent employee to a temporary project. That speed and agility can bring tremendous value to virtually every business. At the same time, they allow companies of any size to scale and up and down when needed."
3: GIVE TALENTS THE RIGHT TOOLS
"It is essential that the talents feel that they are helping to create and develop and not just execute. Therefore, they want to be in a place that is competitive and has the right structures. They want the right technologies and tech stacks, and the company needs to work with the right processes, as well as be in control of their data and customer journey. Otherwise, they won't be part of a winning team, and then they will find that elsewhere."
4: MAKE A STRONG REMUNERATION MODEL
"Doing something good in the world is important. But at the same time, the right remuneration is indispensable. Companies like Google, Facebook or start-ups tailor their salaries with bonuses and co-owner options. It's definitely something you can adjust on to move ahead of competition."
5: GIVE TALENTS SELF-DETERMINATION
"The talents also want to have an impact within the company. Therefore, they must have room for maneuvering and be able to decide things. You have to create a culture that listens and responds to their input, because those are values that really matter."
6: FOCUS ON DIVERSITY
"A workplace with diversity and inclusion is the winning culture of the future. And that's where the greatest talents want to go. It's not nice to have, it's need to have in your organization, and it is something that the best talents will demand."
7: BE AN EMPATHETIC COMPANY
"You need to have empathy. Modern companies enshrine ethical and empathetic virtues and values in their talent strategy. You need to support the health, safety and well-being of your employees far more than in the past."
Are you in need of just the right talent?
We are proud to have a strong presence across the entire talent market within digital, tech, marcom and commercial talent, and thus, we take a unique position that gives us access to the best talents across the permanent labor market and the freelance market.
If you are looking for a new permanent employee, reach out to us here at Marcher Markholt.