‘Our employees are our most valuable asset.’
It would be difficult to find a CEO who hasn’t once uttered this phrase. Tim Sackett, industry thought-leader, blogger, and founder of HRU Technical Resources, says that while this is meant as a compliment, ‘this statement shows the acquisition of assets mentality has become well-ingrained’ within recruiting operations.
Sackett believes that overtime, candidates have grown savvy to the ‘acquisition mindset,’ and have made it clear that ‘they no longer want to be acquired.’ It is now up to organizations to shift accordingly, in order to cut through the competitive hiring marketplace to find the best candidates, in the ways that they want to be reached and spoken to. Old practices of talent acquisition have evolved towards a more proactive, candidate-centered focus.
Along with information about the history of talent acquisition and the emergence of talent attraction, Sackett’s latest whitepaper, ‘Talent Acquisition is Dead: Talent Attraction Takes Root’ provides 5 simple steps that can be taken to start attracting the best talent to your organisation.
“In flipping the script, the traditional idea of acquiring talent is being laid to rest, giving rise to a new game in town: talent attraction.”
– Tim Sackett
Download Tim Sackett’s latest whitepaper here, to get started today:
This post was originally published in 2016, and has since been updated.