A Talent Market in Transformation
Finance Talent is Evolving
This Deloitte quote applies to our broader talent market, including finance talent: “A new wave of disruption more forceful and more pervasive than what we have seen in recent years will likely unfold in the next decade.”
The wave is here…accelerated by recent global crises and social unrest. There is a growing divide among the leaders who are diving into the ocean, and those heading back to shore (perceived safety).
Many forward-thinking leaders also think differently about their careers and opportunities.
Today’s finance talent doesn’t respond to outdated recruiting methods. Copy-pasted, laundry-list job ads go unanswered. As do cold calls and cookie cutter emails from drive-by recruiters working on all the same non-exclusive openings.
They’re jaded by one-sided, impersonal job applications that end in a black hole.
They ignore outreach from anyone who seems out of touch with such topics as technology, meaningful work, flexibility, and diversity/equity/inclusion.
Outdated Recruiting Strategies Still Dominate
These outdated finance talent acquisition methods place severe limitations on your talent pool. Because they tap mostly into the 18% to 30% of the workforce actively looking for jobs, leaving untouched the 87% open to hearing about a great opportunity.
How can you solve real business problems (often talent problems in disguise) and propel your company (and YOUR career!) to the top of the industry, if you’re hiring from the best of the worst?
Jack Welch, who believed in talent as the #1 competitive advantage, once said:
“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it, you almost don’t have to manage them.”
We get it. It’s not easy. You have a lot of challenges on your plate, more now than ever before. But if you put the right people in the right seats, they can alleviate these challenges. The wrong hires will only make them worse. This is the problem we solve.