Too many organizations are treating the hiring of in-demand talent the same way that they handle all other recruiting. They aren’t varying the tactics and they should be. After all, many of these in-demand people aren’t looking for work so they aren’t seeing (or frankly caring) about your job descriptions. You have to find other ways to gain their attention.
As Adam said, “Consider this term: Leading with value. Being useful and relevant. Not asking for things.” In short, leverage the knowledge and stories that you have in your company – because you do have a lot of great stories to tell – to nurture people way before they are ready to look for a job. After all, some in-demand talent may never actively look for a job so you’ve got to find other ways to get in front of them and be an attractive opportunity.
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