A ‘grow your own talent’ strategy must include a robust way to source & assess candidates with the best attitude.

Sourcing is one of 3 core pillars required for a successful ‘grow your own talent’ strategy, & can be undertaken independently via job boards, or through a specialist recruitment firm that’s focused on finding candidates with a certain skill set that is aligned to business need & culture.

Considering the ‘Hire for attitude, & train for skill’ recommendations of the Harvard Business School, an effective competency based assessment process ensures individual candidates possess the desired behaviours & competencies needed to succeed within an individual organisation.

But it doesn’t stop there! Once you have recruited, you then need to onboard effectively. A successful onboarding process forms another pillar within the ‘grow your own talent’ strategy & should be viewed as an onboarding experience rather than a process.

The onboarding experience for a recruit is critical in creating the right first impression. It’s also arguably the part that requires the most effort, creating a great on-boarding experience requires buy-in from across the organisation & is made-up of many elements:

- Physical environment
- People (at all levels)
- Processes
- Technology
- Training
- Goals
- Feedback

By thinking of onboarding as an experience it opens a wider & much more comprehensive discussion, which ultimately leads to a much better & engaging programme that will result in happier employees & improved results.

Following the recruitment & onboarding of new employees’, further consideration must then be given to training, as this is one area that tends to be poorly executed with *56% of new employees not receiving full training, or having a sufficient induction. To discover & understand these challenges & more, request a copy of Raw Talent’s latest Whitepaper:

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Raw Talent Academy structures recruitment around abilities, behaviours and competencies, and we are truly passionate about getting recruitment right for organisations to get their future champions. To get the right people that match our partners’ profiles a rigorous assessment of the widest possible talent pool is undertaken whereby candidates’ motivations, desires and levels of commitment are established. 

Passionate about challenging the norms of recruitment with the strong held belief that hiring off a CV is wrong, our recruitment is based around abilities, behaviours and competencies to get the best fit and investment for our partners.