episode 93: human resources 101: hiring & retaining top talent

Desiree Lyon | Recruiting Top Talent | Ohio Business Podcast
On this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio, Desiree Lyon joins Dave to discuss tactics employers can use to identify and hire top talent. This is part one of an HR mini-series that will provide you with tools and insight to help you strengthen your existing recruitment and retention strategy. Listen now!

Do you know how much it will cost you to fill a vacant position in your organization?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the answer is $4,129 … and, depending on how many people you need or how high your company’s turnover rate is, that figure could soon balloon out of control. To help minimize these costs, more business owners are embracing the mindset behind hiring top talent.

On this episode of unsuitable on Rea Radio, we’re chatting with Desiree Lyon, a human resources and recruitment professional with demonstrated talent acquisition expertise. This episode kicks off our HR mini-series, which will provide you with tools and insight to strengthen your existing recruitment and retention strategy.

You Can Go Anywhere to Get a Paycheck …

… but top talent wants to work somewhere they can be happy. Organizations need to align their company mission and employee base with a positive culture that emphasizes growth, thriving, and developing people.

If you want to create a hiring strategy that attracts top talent, and hold onto them, you’ll want to listen to learn:

  • How to sell your position as the opportunity of a lifetime.
  • Where to source top talent.
  • Why you should diversify your potential talent pool.

Tune in next week for part two of our HR mini-series. Now that we know how to hire top talent, Pat Porter will help us keep them happy, engaged, and productive.

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