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How To. Recognise Top Talent and Hold on to It

Magazine article Marketing

How To. Recognise Top Talent and Hold on to It

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There's nothing more time-consuming or costly than losing talented employees. As any recruiter will tell you, it's far easier to retain your best and brightest employees than to replace them.

Get creative. Recognising talent is no easy task, as people tend to make judgements about this based on their own needs. Talent is often unleashed through creativity, so offer your employees a little creative freedom. Give them the chance to make their own suggestions and decisions.

Opinions count. Employees like to feel valued, but the really talented ones often want to be heard and know their opinions matter. Set up regular meetings and treat these as an opportunity to question their goals and whether these are being achieved, and if not, what you can do to help. Set attainable, yet challenging, tasks to give them a realistic idea of how they can progress their career - within your company, of course.

Use existing talent to spot the next best and brightest. Talented people can get very frustrated when working with others they perceive not to be up to scratch. …

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