A growing business is like a baseball team. Finding the best talent is critical.
Building a winning team is a constant challenge. There are several ways
to acquire your talent and improve the performance of your team.
Many heartwarming sports dramas have told the story of a superstar with hidden talent. Talent can be hidden by geography, age, disability, or prejudice. Everyone by now must know the story of Susan Boyle, whose amazing singing voice got discovered in her 40s! Boy, was her talent hidden for a long time.
Some sports teams hold open tryouts for anyone interested in joining the team. In business, unpaid interns may reveal hidden talents while saving payroll costs. Finding the best talent can be hiding in plain site!
Especially with creative talent, some of the best people don't necessarily project the best image. But quirky freelance creative types can bring new life and excitement to a business. Don't always judge a book by its cover when looking for and finding the best talent.
The continued success of your business can be seriously undermined by bad morale or turnover. Experienced employees may feel threatened by new hires, especially if the new hire was given a position the experienced one wanted. Finding the best talent can be invigorating, but losing the best talent is usually demoralizing.
Going through a stack of modern resumes can shake anyone's faith in the educational system. But after weeding out the obvious rejects, there may be a few gems. Tweak you employment ads to attract applicants with the qualities that are important to you. One business with a reputation for "taking applications" improved the number and quality of applicants with the heading "Start work today!" That heading let people know there were immediate openings, and the ones that applied were ready and able to work.
Make successful procedures become habits after they have been proven to work. Learning how to attract top talent makes every season a winning season!