Making Talent Acquisition a Priority May Fuel Business Growth in 2012

Naples, FL, January 21, 2012 --( Filling critical positions with high-impact talent that drives innovation, productivity, growth, and revenue has taken a backseat in the most recent economic times. Companies have been given the free pass they needed to make budget cuts, restructure, and streamline business processes for the long term.

According to research published by McKinsey & Company in their publication titled, The McKinsey Quarterly: The Online Journal of McKinsey & Co., “Our research suggests that executive talent has been the most undermanaged corporate asset for the past two decades. Companies that manage their physical and financial assets with rigor and sophistication have not made their people a priority in the same way. Only 23 percent of some 6,000 executives surveyed strongly agree that their companies attract highly talented people, and just 10 percent said they retain almost all of their high performers.”

According to Dave Dart, Managing Partner of the Morisey-Dart Group, an executive recruitment firm, “The days of relying on a single department or individual for the hiring process should be over to say the least. If it's skilled talent that drives growth and revenue, it's in everyone's best interest to be involved—the hiring process should be viewed as a holistic process. Accountability for talent acquisition needs to be an enterprise-wide commitment.”

Dart continues, “If outcomes are hinged on the talent businesses usher into an organization—then it is time for everyone in an organization to make it a priority to roll up their sleeves and be committed to acquiring and keeping the best employees that move companies forward in 2012.”

To move things along quickly your business can use executive recruiters as a resource to help your organization locate, approach, screen, and acquire the best candidates you need to help you strategically augment your hiring process. These professionals spend a lot of time networking with the “best of the best” everyday that allows them to find top talent in a timely manner.

Morisey-Dart Group
Angeline Plesek