The Key Signs of Top Talent (Infographic)
Having trouble finding quality talent? Well, you are not alone. In fact, a majority of US businesses are struggling to hire top talent, making overall growth a major concern for business leaders. A 2015 study, conducted by Dealstruck, a financing support lender for small businesses, found that while 56% of small business owners plan to hire in 2016, 70% struggle with finding qualified talent. As the search for valuable talent continues to become increasingly challenging, HR managers, as well as those business leaders involved with the interviewing process, should be looking for key words/identifiers that high quality candidates embody.
“The candidates all sounded great when I interviewed them. But most of them never performed at a high level after getting the job.” – Gallup, What High Quality Job Candidates Look for in a Company
High quality talent does not come easy to find, but ultimately makes a more positive impact on overall business. Gallup’s recent study, What High Quality Job Candidates Look for in a Company, found that 20% of sales increase when companies pick top candidates. However, it is also the company’s responsibility to ensure employees maintain engagement, as businesses with highly motivated staff can lead to a 30% increase in profitability and a 10% decrease in turnover.
The first step to ensuring you have an engaged workforce, is to hire top performers. Gallup’s study took 70 years of research to uncover the key characteristics and common behaviors of top talent across a variety of roles. The below infographic highlights the study’s key findings and could potentially help business leaders and HR managers to identify quality talent!