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Get the balance right to lure - and keep - top talent


Companies should ensure they get the perfect balance between the top three factors that will entice the talent over to their side and keep them there once signed, if they want to avoid costly and potentially harmful mistakes. The time spent on hiring a new executive is most unlikely to be less than three months, and more often than not, it will take much longer if one considers the relatively lengthy notice periods at this level.

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ATTRACTING TOP TALENT REQUIRES MORE THAN MONEY


The number one reason for top executives to seek new pastures at a different company is the prospect of fresh role and career challenges. And 97% of respondents in a recent survey cited dissatisfaction with their current role as a reason for accepting a new position.

The findings, contained in the latest Jack Hammer Executive Report, highlight the need for employers to consider their holistic offering and image, and go beyond mere financial incentive when trying to lure the cream of the crop over to their side.

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2015 and the war for talent

Social media, rapid technology growth and instant information access have all been discussed as trends to look out for in 2014. However, as the years tick by (rather whiz by at the speed of light) this way of living is becoming more prevalent and resulting in more and more consequences for job seekers and employee seekers alike.

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Better talent management could lift local service delivery

 

If local authorities paid more attention to talent management, their service delivery levels would rise accordingly. There is sound evidence that poor service delivery is a direct result of municipalities’ failure to attract, develop, effectively utilise and retain skilled, competent staff.

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Expanding talent, maximising performance

Everyone in HR today wants to know how their organisation can handle data better, from giving executives the power to make data-driven decisions to streamlining the efficiency of your HR operation. All HR managers want is to put more actionable information in the hands of their line managers and employees.

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