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Attracting and retaining the right talent - How should companies get it right?

People Matters

August 02, 2021

HR as a function is core to this change, and within HR itself, the foundational elements of talent engagement and talent acquisition are prime for an audit.
Inflection points like the current pandemic have demonstrated how quickly organizations can adapt to new ways of working. Consensus is evolving to the hybrid model as the new normal. Collaboration is the key to how effectively teams can deliver across different locations and time zones. With these changing dynamics, organizations are auditing and reimagining every function in an organization.
HR as a function is core to this change, and within HR itself, the foundational elements of talent engagement and talent acquisition are prime for an audit. Practices prevalent before the pandemic cannot be templatized and applied as-is. ‘Virtual’ is the new way, and all HR functions be it talent acquisition or engagement have been virtualized. 
Organizations big and small are grappling with the challenges of attracting quality talent and retaining top performers in the Virtual world, and one mantra which will navigate them through this is “Do What you say and Say What you do!”. While it might look simple at first glance, HR practitioners are aware of how difficult it is to implement this. 

A sharp focus on the six key areas of Brand, Role, Confidence, Challenges, Common Understanding, Connectedness and Belonging will help set the charter for success in the new era: 

In a nutshell, continuous employee engagement and holistic wellness are rapidly evolving as a strategic priority for most organizations. Healthy and engaged employees working in a happier and productive work environment is the key to business success. Businesses can build such a workforce by being true to their North Star and Walk the Talk.

The article has been originally published in People Matters.

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https://www.peoplematters.in/blog/talent-management/attracting-and-retaining-the-right-talent-how-should-companies-get-it-right-30249