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Only A Few, Elite Companies Are Attracting The Best Talent

Only A Few, Elite Companies Are Attracting The Best Talent | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

Here's what everyone else is doing wrong.

A warning to senior executives of companies across industries: Your recruiters could be repelling your best job applicants.They're providing the same recruiting messages to all candidates.

But the reality is that not all applicants are looking for the same things. So companies must create distinct, targeted recruitment approaches for different profiles of applicants.

Applicants with advanced educational degrees, for example, are attracted to specific attributes of a company, such as its mission and culture. Applicants who are seeking full-time rather than part-time work, in contrast, look for other attributes, such as the opportunity to learn and grow. To attract the right applicants -- and ultimately, to bring the right talent on board -- executives must understand what makes their company attractive to people in their different applicant pools and what compels those people to apply.

Attracting and selecting the right talent is critical to a company's success. Bringing the right people into a company from the start makes the business more productive, effective, and profitable.

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

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The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are fewer managers than employees, and there are a very small number of executives at the top of the organization, calling the shots.

Since the typical organization has lots of non-management employees and only a small number of senior-level leaders, it stands to reason that every minute of a highly-placed executive’s day has great impact. The decisions C-level leaders make have huge ramifications on everything from the company’s stock price tomorrow to the firm’s existence or nonexistence five years from now.

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What does our obsession with time-keeping at work say about us as leaders?

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