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Hire Great Talent : Know if you are on the right path


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Hiring and retaining the best talent is as tough as it's ever been, with projections through 2014 indicating that, for the first time in U.S. history, the number of younger workers entering the labor …

Hiring and retaining the best talent is as tough as it's ever been, with projections through 2014 indicating that, for the first time in U.S. history, the number of younger workers entering the labor market won't be enough to replace those who are leaving. How can you ensure that you are hiring talent? Read this whitepaper to ensure that your recruiting strategy is in the right direction with effective tips

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  • 1. Hire Great Talent Know if your are on the right path
  • 2. The starting organization is point to any successful Hiring the Right People Hiring great talent means greater productivity & profitability With the best technology and resources, an organization will struggle to achieve the requisite results without the right people. The contributions made by the right candidate in terms of productivity will far outweigh the cost of his salary
  • 3. With these new recruitment practices and the far reaching implication of bad hiring, the recruiters must constantly ask themselves one question Am I hiring the Right People?
  • 4. 1. Analyse the job you want to fill A job analysis effectively evaluates the personal attributes required to execute the job role • This list is identified by breaking down a job into logical parts. • Each job task is analysed basis parameters such as skill, job knowledge and overall attitude When you know exactly what talents are required… You know what to look for and what to test for, then you know you are hiring great talent.
  • 5. 2. Focus on Employee Agility Employer Agility combines • IQ assessment – Technical ability • EQ evaluation – Cognitive and social ability An EQ evaluation offers a high probability index of how well an employee may fit into your organization. If you are using both, then you are hiring great talent
  • 6. 3. Use a Standardized Hiring Process If your standardized hiring process includes • Criteria-based screening of candidates • A thorough background check • Standardized assessments • Structured interviews …then you are likely to be hiring great talent Hiring based on your company’s work culture, ethos and future plans turns out to be more effective than hiring that is done based purely on candidate skills.
  • 7. 4. Hire for the future To ensure great hires you need to hire candidates who fit into your vision of the organization’s future rather than just today’s needs. Although a new employee has to make economic sense for today’s work, the best hires are people who are future ready and not just people who have skills to get work going today. If you hire for today’s need and tomorrow’s vision, then you are hiring great talent.
  • 8. 5. Create Great Candidates While experience may be a pre requisite it cannot be a substitute for a good cultural fit of the employee Small organizations that are constrained by lack of resources and brand power, may find it worthwhile to recruit new candidates and train them rather than poach on existing ones If you consider non- traditional candidates and engage the bright ones out there then you will create great talent.
  • 9. How to create great candidates? Consider Non-traditional Candidates Many a time unconventional solutions to problems come “Expand your definition of what a good hire entails – often the most promising candidates sit on the periphery of your sector.” from people who may have a ring side view of the situation. Efforts need to be made to meticulously engineer a diverse and effective team. Engage Candidates Having put together a worthy team, the task is to put together a conducive system which enables employee engagement
  • 10. 6. Inculcate a sense of Self Awareness • Periodic performance tracking and evaluation • Identify good employees and help them to improve their performance better • The employees should be motivated to be responsible and thus remain committed to their own improvement • Regular workshops and skill development helps the employee to be more confident in the work he does
  • 11. How to hire great talent If you If you hire people who • Use Psychometric Assessments • see the big picture • Apply an effective way to • are passionate about that picture manage, track and receive employee referrals. • can contribute to the overall company vision • Engage your new talent in a way to improve early performance • are better at getting things done and later reap the benefits …then you are hiring great talent. ...then you are hiring great talent.
  • 12. About Zalp Empowered with breakthrough features that tap into the full potential of Social Media and an extremely user friendly interface, ZALP is every organization’s perfect Social Employee Referral and Social Recruiting Software. ZALP helps organizations boost their employee referral output by upto 72% %
  • 13. Why Zalp 7 easy and convenient ways to refer The success of any employee referral program depends on one primary factor: Employee Participation ZALP gives employees not one but seven easy and convenient ways to make referrals. This ensures increased employee participation like never before. ZALP’s social media integrated features make the referral process for employees not only easy but also fun.
  • 14. For more information, visit To book a free demo, drop a mail to You may also call us for any other assistance 1-866-217- 1267