How to find top talent in Boston


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Ask anyone working for a staffing agency and they’ll tell you that recruiting and retaining top talent is much easier said than done. This is especially true in Boston.

In recent years, both recruiters and employers alike have faced difficulty in hiring talented individuals. It’s only gotten more difficult in the past year. Even worse, the already competitive space will only become even more competitive.

It also certainly doesn’t help that it’s a seller’s market out there right now.

The best prospects often get to choose – and you best believe that they will – where they want to work. This then puts the onus on human resource departments and recruitment agencies like Messina Staffing to find competent individuals and make sure that they are satisfied where they work.

So, how do you do it?

Growth is the Key to Attracting Top Talent in Boston

Today’s employees are no longer just content being another cog in the machine.

Top talent want to be recognized as human by their employers. They demand opportunities for growth and want to be valued.

Famed author and CEO of Maris Technologies, Joseph A. DiVanna, defines the employee value proposition as an “employee-centered approach that is aligned to existing, integrated workforce planning strategies because it has been informed by existing employees and the external target audience.”

The opportunity to make a bigger splash, and learn new skills, as well as strategies, is key to attracting top talent.

Most employers and recruiters will find that, it is not necessarily money, financial security or stability that attracts and keeps top talent in one place. Instead, most are willing to give up those things if they were given an opportunity to work on something that they were interested in or passionate about.

It’s All About Building Relationships

Just as your company or agency is looking for a great fit, top talent are looking at companies where they can imagine themselves in five or ten years, if not for the rest of their lives.

It’s kind of like dating.

You really wouldn’t want to date someone long-term if you couldn’t see a future with them, right? A relationship like that would only be a waste of time.

Focusing on ideas such as growth potential, the opportunity to learn new things, and a chance to work with and for people who can and will make a difference in the world can make a company more attractive in the eyes of a top talent.

Of course, these should be worth than buzzwords and phrases used to attract top talent.

The most talented individuals know what they bring to the table. They are confident in their skills. They know that they can work pretty much anywhere they’d like. The last thing that they want is to work for a company that refuses to keep up with the times and can’t walk the walk.

Employers will want to keep these said points in mind.

Then, by throwing in a dash of sincerity and a sprinkle of personal touch, companies and recruiters alike will find themselves not only having caught the eye of top talent but they’ve also positioned themselves as a company that talented individuals will want to be a part of in the long-term.


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