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Build or Buy Talent – Part 1

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Let’s stop for a minute to think about what it means to Build or Buy Talent for your Organisation.

To build talent means that you need to look at attracting candidates to your Website and Social Media pages or by attracting them through open days. This can seem like a massive administration task in the first instance.

However, this can be delegated to existing team members and there will almost certainly be someone in your organisation good at putting together a compelling story as to why this Company is just the best to work for. You also get the chance to start a talent pool of candidates for your future requirements.


Let’s Compare.

Let’s compare building talent to buying talent using a recruitment agent. You engage one, two or three agents, brief them on your Company, sit back, let the agent advertise the role, screen the best candidates, do the initial meet and greet and then you get five or six of the very best in the market and you engage the very best candidate for a reasonable fee…….yes, I agree, it never works like this in practice and there is no guarantee you have the best candidate or even a good candidate.

So when you are thinking about attracting new candidates to a vacant job role, think about more than just picking up the phone to the first recruitment agent you come across. You can sell your Company to a potential candidate better than anyone.

If you need help in your recruitment activity, then please contact or call 01903 754107.

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