How to Hire and Retain Top Talent with Richard Triggs

21. What Recruiters Are Getting Wrong: How to Hire and Retain Top Talent with Richard Triggs

February 5, 2024

Hiring and Retaining Talent — Secrets of the Corporate Game — Episode 21 

Even the most successful companies don’t always get it right when it comes to hiring and retaining talent. Today, Kendall Berg chats with Richard Trigss, who has coached over 2500 senior executives and board directors through their job searches.

Richard discusses his background and transition into his current role as an executive search consultant. He emphasizes the importance of effective recruitment practices, including writing compelling job advertisements and providing contact information for candidates to ask questions. Richard also highlights the significance of building a strong employer brand through LinkedIn profiles.

Winning the War on Talent

To win the war on talent, companies must brand themselves as employers of choice, clearly define job expectations, and foster a high-performance culture that balances diversity and accountability. Triggs delves into the importance of aligning candidate expectations with the reality of the modern professional landscape. He suggests including contact information for candidates to ask questions, fostering transparency and engagement from the start.

Adapting to Changing Expectations

Younger professionals seek accelerated career growth and flexibility. Richard emphasizes the need for senior leaders to adjust their recruitment strategies to attract and retain junior talent. The shift towards remote work is a game-changer for recruiting. Richard notes that it has become a deal-breaker for many candidates, and companies must adapt to this evolving expectation.

Episode Highlights

  • 5:27 Job Search in 2024
  • 12:56 Build a strong brand as an employer of choice through websites, social media, and LinkedIn profiles
  • 17:05 Building a company’s brand
  • 28:10 Culture as an essential part of recruitment
  • 35:12 Winning the war for talent

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About Richard Triggs 

Over the last 15 years, Richard and his team have been responsible for recruiting over 1500 senior executives and board directors into roles across Australia. Richard has also coached over 2500 senior executives and board directors through their job search. He is the author of the best-selling book, “Uncover the Hidden Job Market – How to find and win your next Senior Executive role” (second edition published in 2023) and is soon to release his second book, “Winning the War for Talent – How to Attract and retain top performers”.

He hosts “The Arete Podcast” and the “Winning the War for Talent Podcast”. He is also an accomplished musician and a trained psychotherapist.

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