There is no secret, it is hard to find top talent in the job market today.
Because of this current challenge, many companies are scrambling when it comes to recruiting.
This scramble is understandable, yet they are missing out on something that would make their life less stressful.
They are missing out on doing what they can with what they have, and more importantly who they have, right now.
Instead of focusing so heavily on external efforts, turn inwards and double down on your current people.
By doing this, several things are happening –
1) You are investing more in your current people which they will appreciate.
2) You are finding out who they know that is as sharp as they are to help you recruit their people.
3) You are using this time to become more self-aware of your current culture and reinforcing it at the same time.
Yes, you will always need to be recruiting and searching for new, top talent to add to your company.
Yet much like the challenge of getting a new customer or client, versus keeping ones you already have – you now have a chance to build a deeper relationships with great employees who are already part of your culture.