With demographic and economic changes, today’s employment climate is much different than it was five, ten or twenty years ago. Today, organizations have a shorter window of time than ever before to engage or win over a new employee. Engaging an employee right from the outset of the relationship directly impacts an organization’s ability to retain that employee.

Another consideration besides the sheer economic costs are the difficulties in finding top quality candidates in a competitive hiring environment. There isn’t an endless supply – when an excellent fit for a position is found, HR should try to hold on tightly. There may not be another readily available. According to Bersin and Associates, “Finding quality candidates has been likened to finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.”

 

The heart of your organization is people. Your corporate culture is based on those people. Does your hiring process support them and reflect your corporate culture? If it doesn’t, it’s time to talk with us!

 

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