(By Dan Simmons)

If anything has become evident in the job industry over the past couple of years, it’s this: The candidate pool is as big as it’s ever been, but finding the right people is just as difficult as it’s ever been.

You don’t want to hire just anybody; you want to hire a superstar. An employee who can make an immediate impact and continue making an impact throughout their tenure with your company is hard to find! However, because of the prevailing economic conditions that exist in this country, top talent prospects are usually averse to making a change for the most part.

That doesn’t mean they don’t want to make a change.  It just means that they’re hesitant to make that change.

When you get right down to it, there are certain things that superstar candidates want in a potential next employer.  If they don’t see those things, then they’re not going to be convinced to “jump ship” and join your team, no matter how much money you throw at them.

Remember, these types of candidates (top talent) know they can get the compensation they want, because they’re supremely confident in their abilities.  (That’s part of what makes them superstars in the first place.)  There are other things they desire and it’s these things that can make or break the deal.

Ask yourself the following questions about your company:
  1. Do you provide a challenging and stimulating work environment?
  2. Are there opportunities for growth and advancement for excelling employees?
  3. Are there chances for recognition on accomplishments?
  4. Is there an outstanding leadership team with vision and direction?
  5. Do you provide a healthy work/life balance with an accompanying flexible schedule?

You may have said yes to a few of these and no to a couple as well. Ultimately, you want to give superstar candidates reasons to work for you . . . not reasons not to. Make sure your recruitment team is well equipped to offer top talent the very best. These candidates won’t just be accepting a recruitment call from you, they’ll be knocking on your door to come interview if the benefits you provide are well presented.

Dan Simmons Bio

Dan SimmonsDaniel C. Simmons is a Certified Personnel Consultant who has been recruiting since 1991. Dan has won over twenty awards in the last decade with the Top Echelon Network, America’s leading placement network including Placer of the Year in 2009 & 2010.

Frequently Dan also is a recruiter trainer and has been featured at various Top Echelon Conventions and online as a speaker for various webinars. He has also been published in The Fordyce Letter the recruiting industry’s #1 magazine.

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