How to attract top talent in 2022

Vivian Fong · 20 Oct 2022

How to attract top talent in 2022

Recruiting is getting harder and harder in today’s workplace. Not only do organisations have to stand out, they have to stand for strong company values.

In Michael Page’s Talent Trends 2022 report, 65% respondents in Singapore are willing to accept a lower pay in exchange for better work-life balance and overall wellbeing and happiness. This means that the organisation needs to step up a level and do an audit on how to best support prospective employees.

Without a doubt, there is a lot of talent out there. In today’s work culture, employees no longer lean on the job with the highest salary. They would rather go with the company that makes them feel most welcomed and has values that the employee values as well. Prospective employees want to get something out of working for the company, so how can you as an employer best support their goals as well? Below are four easy ways you can take in to consideration when deciding on a recruitment strategy.

Nail your company culture and values and educate your employee on it.

Company culture looks different for every organisation. It describes the shared values, goals, attitudes and practices that characterise the organisation’s values and beliefs. This document contains everything from the working environment, company policies and employee behaviour. This set of collective rules sets the foundation for a thriving workplace.

Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Gen Z and millennial culture is very big on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. They want a place where they can interact with people of many cultural backgrounds who have different experiences behind their backs. Demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion can look like making sure every employee has a voice in team meetings, or recruiting people from all sorts of cultural backgrounds.

Show them how they will be cared for

Will you offer a weekly 1-1 session to see how they are doing not just in work, but outside of work too? Will you be available for contact whenever the employee needs assistance? Depending on the size of your team, it is important to set a structure on how the employee will be cared for. When employees know they are well cared for, it is more likely that they will stay in the company for longer.

Inform employees about how their career can progress by working at your organisation

How can the employee progress upwards as their time in the organisation increases? Are there any bonuses that they can earn? Will they be promoted? Career path and individual development is also a factor to look at when attracting top talent. The Gen Z and millennial pool want to get more out of work. They’re looking for a place where they can use their current skill set, but also be immersed in challenges to further develop and grow.