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Recruiting and Retaining Great Talent

Did you know that the highest performing people are 400% more productive than average? Such a startling statistic is hard to ignore, especially in the business world where every second wasted means money down the drain. So, how do you go about finding the shining stars in a world of increasingly fierce competition for the best talent? Read on for our top tips on recruiting and retaining the very best employees out there.

Analyse your business

One of the first steps to recruiting and retaining the best people is to analyse the effectiveness of your current recruitment campaigns and to establish your priorities. Ask yourself, what do new recruits care about? How does your company compare to your competitors? Why are people in key roles leaving? What is your current approach and why is it not working? What is working? Evaluating your current processes will enable you to create a role that aligns your goals and values with that of the person you are trying to attract.

Focus on the areas where talent will have the biggest impact

Take a step back from the notion of recruiting someone for a specific set of tasks and search instead for where a new person will create the most value. Understanding how your organisation and its existing employees work will enable you to find the holes in your leaking bucket and plug them with the best talent. Create a role, and not a set list of processes for the person to tick off, and you’ll both soon see the benefits.

Make an irresistible offer

Possibly the most obvious tip on our list but one that needs to be said, nonetheless. If you want to stay ahead of the competition by attracting, and keeping, the very best talent in your industry, you need to reward them appropriately – after all, you get what you pay for. But this doesn’t stop at salary. Think about what the kind of person you want to attract will want to receive on top of a monetary reward. Benefits such as flexible working, gym memberships, training and career development opportunities, interesting projects, and other rewards, are often key influencers that could tip the scale in your favour.

Invest in your talent with training

Whether it’s regular in-house training, crash day courses or longer career development opportunities, investing in your staff’s continued education will be seen by them as an investment in their worth and a powerful incentive to stay at your company. This isn’t the only benefit; you’ll also reap the rewards of employees who work harder, care about the business and are more effective in their role thanks to regular training and development.


Do you need help finding and retaining your next key employee? Streetwise HR is a leading human resources company with a successful track record of helping companies recruit and retain the best talent to ensure success. To find out more about our recruitment and HR services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today on 0844 682 7488.

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