Hiring Long-Lasting Talent in the Twin Cities

If it’s your task to hire long-lasting talent, you may feel a bit of internal pressure. Finding great talent to represent your company is hard, and more often than not, jobs are disposable to people as they circle through different phases in their lives. Building a team made up of long-lasting talent has its benefits, however, so here are some tips we have about hiring talent that stays.

Gauge Their Future Plans

One of the easiest ways to figure out whether or not a recruit could be long-lasting talent is to assess their plans and interest level. First, ask about their plans. Are they just looking for a job while they’re in school or do they plan to move across the country in a few months? They’re not the best bet for a long-term hire. However, if they have plans to stay indefinitely in the area because of family commitments or other personal reasons, this could be a good indicator that they could be long-lasting talent.

Gauge Their Interest Level

Another easy way to see whether or not talent would be long-lasting is to gauge their interest level. If someone shows up to an interview with a glazed look in their eyes, sloppy attire, and no resume – it’s safe to assume they’re not necessarily interested in the job. Or, maybe they are, but they would jump ship if the right opportunity came up for them. Contrast that with an individual who came into an interview dressed nicely and prepared with a list of questions about your specific interview. Which employee would you hire for long-term talent? The second one, obviously, because they showed a vested interest in your company.

Send a Consistent Message to Your Recruits

If your job listing is for a “Summer Sales Associate,” but you want to find someone who will work long-term for your company, you’re not sending a consistent message as to who you want to hire. Before you can hire long-lasting talent, you need to make sure the positions for which you are hiring lend themselves to being long-term. If they don’t currently, what steps can you take to make sure you attract long-lasting-minded individuals as opposed to those looking for a short summer gig?

If you are looking for long-term talent for your company but are having a hard time finding them, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you figure out which of the potential recruits are in it for the long haul and which of the potential recruits only want a short-term gig.



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