The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Talent Managers
Let’s face facts; identifying top talent can be a challenging endeavor, and the skills required to handle the task effectively go well beyond simply reading resumes. Highly effective talent managers bring far more to the table than just a knowledge of job postings and application screening; they also have certain habits that allow them to excel as professionals.
At VincentBenjamin, we don’t just understand the challenges that encircle the hiring space; we embrace them. We use a particular set of skills to ensure that your needs are met. If you are wondering how we do what we do, here are seven habits of highly effective talent managers that our staff all have in common
To be an effective talent manager, it pays to have a “never say die” attitude. Sure, we all encounter hurdles along the way as we work to find the ideal candidate for a position, but that doesn’t mean we let roadblocks defeat us. Instead, we learn from the experience and move on, allowing our new knowledge to bolster our future efforts.
2. Building Relationships
Talent sourcing is all about relationships. We understand we need to connect both with the companies we serve and the job seekers using our services. Every impression we make on our clients and customers is important, particularly since candidates often have to share personal information with us. We work to get to know everyone on a meaningful level, and that allows us to excel.
When it comes down to it, no one likes being lied to or manipulated. We understand that, by acting with integrity and being honest about situations, we can form relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Ultimately, we treat others how we would like to be treated, and we find that goes a long way when it comes to making successful matches.
Our world is ever-changing, and so is yours. Plus, everyone’s needs are different, so we understand that being flexible and adaptable allows us not just to better serve the companies and job seekers we connect with, but be more effective in our roles as well.
5. Listening Skills
We believe in the importance of active listening. Without giving others a chance to express their needs, we would never learn what it is that you require, making it hard for us to be successful in finding your suitable matches. We know that by asking you the right questions and giving you an opportunity to provide a thorough response, we will all achieve a more satisfying result. And that is always our goal.
6. Communication Skills
Not everyone likes communicating in the same way. Some companies and candidates prefer written communications, like emails, while others prefer phone calls or in-person meetings. Our team is willing and able to adapt to your preferences, allowing information to flow more freely based on your preferred style.
7. Time-Management Skills
Your time is important, our time is important, everyone’s time is important! With only a limited number of hours in a day, we know that by being focused on the proper tasks at the right time and being efficient in our approach, we can find you your ideal candidate in less time, which benefits everyone.
Get to Know Our Talent Team!
Ultimately, we believe our habits as talent managers have allowed us to excel in our field, regularly exceeding the expectations of all those we serve. If you are interested in learning more about our approach to talent sourcing, the professional staff at VB would be happy to discuss it with you. Contact our team of talent managers today and see how our services can benefit you.