Positioning yourself as an employer of choice involves going beyond superficial branding. Companies must know what top talents are looking for and tailor their policies and company culture accordingly.
A good employee experience is centred on empowering employees with everything they need to thrive in their careers.
What do employers want and how can universities adequately prepare students for today’s demands?
Even as the world celebrated International Women’s Day last week with enthusiasm through a deluge of social media posts, events, etc., many women are asking whether the once-a-year celebration is anything more than lip service.
Post-Covid megatrends such as digital transformation and sustainability have made it necessary for organisations to attract talented individuals with core competencies that enable new ways of achieving success. However, talent scarcity requires talent management strategies that go beyond sky-high salaries and generous rewards.
Covid-19 has led to exponential growth for logistics companies. However, while digital transformation has been accelerated in the industry, demand for manpower has also increased, exacerbating pre-existing manpower shortages. How can companies in ‘unsexy’ sectors raise their talent attraction and retention game?
A fresh graduate who spent the last few months as a waiter might be tempted to use a fancy job title such as “hospitality specialist” to describe it, but such unnecessary embellishments in a resume could backfire.
Companies are often tempted to vie for candidates who are considered the best by conventional standards – professionals who have excelled in large and successful global companies. But conventional definitions of “the best talent” are irrelevant today.
Even as you focus on recruiting talent for today, bench-building efforts should be on your radar. Having a ready talent pool will not only eliminate unnecessary competition at crucial junctures, it will allow you to fortify your business without interruption in the event of a future crisis.