The overwhelming theme of our conversation was that “value” is the #1 key distinction of top talent. That value comes in a number of forms, but the new employee will contribute to organizational success, culture and growth. Value means what they’re going to bring to the table. Tangible skills are a given, but the intangibles are what really drive value.
What to expect from top talent:
- Revenue, profitability
- Energy and enthusiasm
- Thought leadership
As value comes in both concrete and subtle forms, it is crucial to define what you need from an individual before hiring. Simply matching technical skills to a position will not deliver the talent you need to drive your organization forward. Be sure to ask the right questions to determine how a person will fit into your department and company as a whole. Ensure the right people are involved in the hiring process and be aware of your on-boarding process to set the right tone for a quality new hire.
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