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Talent Wars - Executive Recruiting Success

Talent Wars - Executive Recruiting Success



Presentation to California League of Cities on successful recruiting strategies

Presentation to California League of Cities on successful recruiting strategies



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  • Welcome to Talent Wars in a Multi-Cultural and Multi-Generational World. I am Heather Renschler with Ralph Andersen & Associates. I am a Recruiter, a headhunter working on behalf of public agencies. Our firm in searches for talent in a highly competitive world. We advise our clients on selection and recruitment issues. We promote diversity in the workplace. Today, I am joined by XXXXX of XXXXX and XXXX of XXXX.

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  • Heather Renschler Executive Search Consultant September 26, 2008
  • Talent Wars
  • This is a Multi-Cultural and Multi-Generational World
  • Today’s Workforce Reality 4 Generations Silents Baby Boomers Gen Xers Gen Ys Aging Workforce  Shrinking Labor Pool  Need for Integrated People Strategies =
  • A sustainable organization is built through diversity Ethnic Gender Generations
  • The Best Hiring Managers… … DON’T write job announcements that exclude the best people … realize that it is best to hire TALENT
  • Look for talented people that make best use of skills and experience. Skills and Experience TALENT
  • Make the Job Specifications = The Real Job/Career Job Description Skills Performance Profile Knowledge Skills Abilities Experience Competencies Leadership Strategic Vision Record of Success Career Path Lead & Team Examples
  • A Champion A Tennis Player HAVING DOING
  • Verify Track Record of Success
  • After reviewing a Candidate’s career path and each job transition focus the performance based interview on one critical question – no matter what generation you are dealing with.
  • “ This will be the only question you will be asked at this stage of the interview. You have an opportunity to share your most notable achievement to date in your career.”
  • What? When? How?
  • Very High 5 High 4 Medium 3 Low 2 Very Low 1 Skills & Experience Talent Very Low 1 Low 2 Medium3 High 4 Very High 5 Find Measurement Criteria from Entry Level to Senior Executive 1 2 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 25 6 4 6 8 8 9 10 10 12 12 15 15 16 20 20
  • It is all about DOING Not just HAVING
  • Expand the “pool” by looking for individuals prepared and ready to make the jump to the next level…
  • Search for the stars
  • Success Comes in Achieving a Diverse Candidate Pool
  • In today’s world, it is not only recruitment of the right people but also retention that becomes the focus.
  • Critical Issue Retirement and the Brain Drain
  • “ Today your success depends on retaining experienced employees and transferring their knowledge to a new generation of leaders.” The Society for Human Resource Management
  • Culture Clash: Tension in Workplace
  • A workforce comes in many years, makes and models… 1948 1950 1955 1965 1970 1975 1980 1990 1985
  • Strategic Recruiting Search Process Search Timing Benefit Packages Hours/Conditions Technology
  • Highlight Total Compensation and Retirement Benefits
  • Positive Branding for Public Agency = Employer of Choice