Brand, Attract & On-Board

How to consistently add
and assimilate winning talent.

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“When it comes to hiring practices, Gas South has many factors to think about: a multi-generation workforce, continuous recruiting, and industry pressure to innovate. With fierce market competition for top talent, we needed to create a culture that would make Gas South stand out among highly sought-after recruits. LSA Global helped us create a coaching model that focuses on results and accountability as part of our overall talent strategy. Now Gas South has an engaging environment, which is key to winning the talent war.”
Meredith Hodges | VP Human Resources | Gas South

New talent has never been more vital to business success than it is today. Organizations that consistently and efficiently attract, hire and onboard top talent in alignment with their brand and strategy outperform their competition.

Your employer brand is the spirit of your employer/employee agreement.  It is the initial motivation behind why new employees join your organization. It is the compelling reason current employees stay – even when the challenge is great. Your employee brand is your corporate calling card. It impacts your ability to effectively recruit, engage, and retain current, potential, and future employees.

Once your employer brand is clear and aligned, assessing and selecting the right candidates is imperative for growing companies. According to Harvard Business Review, up to 50% of all executive hires end in firing or resignation. Why? Success today depends increasingly on intangible competencies–like teamwork and cross-cultural literacy–rarely found on resumes. To succeed, make sure that you interview for cultural fit in addition to intellectual, interpersonal, and motivational performance factors.

Assuming that your target candidates decide to join your company, how you on-board them leaves a lasting personal and business impression. Most new employees take 3-24 months to get up to speed. This wide disparity provides a wonderful opportunity for organizations looking to decrease ramp time and increase performance.

When combined with the common challenges of hiring the right employees and creating a performance environment for them to thrive, most organizations have ample room for improvement in their recruiting, interviewing and on-boarding processes.

Unfortunately, many growing companies continue to struggle with one of the most controllable and impactful parts of their business – effectively and efficiently hiring and assimilating new employees in a way that increases speed to productivity, employee engagement and performance.

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