Top 7+ Essentials You Must Have in Talent to Thrive Today

Top 7+ Essentials You Must Have in Talent to Thrive Today

It is clear concerns over the pandemic, unemployment and economic uncertainty are high and have our focused attention, while budgets are being cut and the road ahead is a bit foggy. What is certain: companies cannot afford to make bad hires during this time.

Gone are the days where you simply could recruit well. Now, you need to recruit with Precision and near perfection. To assure yourself of hiring those who can pivot to prosper in remote selling, you must craft a clear profile of top talent and understand positions and the skills needed to fulfill new demands may shift going forward.

Your search today must include individuals who are autonomous and can work with little direction. They must be adaptable self-starters. The goal is to find those professionals who can merge their talents into multiple roles and thrive in dynamic environments as new workplace challenges arise. 

Below are a few other essentials we discussed in our recent podcast with Todd Hartley:

1.      From the heart. Really, passion is the true wind in anyone’s sails. They absolutely must love what they do, and they must love building relationships around that. To network and connect with real intensity and even, dare we say, obsession, will ensure they are able to capture demand for your products and services. Evidence-based career studies point out employees who are passionate about what they do are both happier and more productive at work. Their passion stems from caring deeply about what they do or where they work. They are personally invested in and motivated by its mission. These actively engaged devotees achieve the greatest amount of efficient performance for their teams.

2.      True their word. And obsessed with providing massive clarity. The disconnect between what people say and what they do steals trust, it distorts reality, it undermines communication, and it creates fear and doubt. This negatively impacts everyone who deals with the perpetrator. That is why the greatest regard for matching spoken words to actions is in high demand.

3.      Outside the box thinker. Imagination is the ability to see things not already there, to make the invisible visible, and to bring to life today the promise of what may one day exist. Not just the purview of creative types, like designers, architects, artists, marketers and performers, the leaders in any field recognize the importance of innovating. In their heads, there is a workshop where ideas and concepts are welded together and given form with words, metaphors and analogies.

4.      Daily learner. Hungry to learn, acknowledging they do not know it all. You want those who continuously “sharpen the saw” then taking action based on the attainment and correct use of knowledge. Is essential professionals learn and grow every day. They must also suck up ideas and latch onto the successes of others; then incorporate these things into their own daily wisdom. 

5.      Easy to hang around. We all need less rocking of the boat and more rowing together as a team. Those who have played team sports or who has passion for camaraderie and esprit de corps should thrive on a team today, you need those who can strengthen the core relationships, both inside and outside your company. This leads to increased levels of closeness, trust and enjoyment. A soft or weak set of core relationships undermines the team’s pace and is harmful to long term growth as you are forever operating from a position of diminished trust.

1.      Humility of spirit. Humility is not employed because it gives us some competitive advantage in business or life. It simply makes us a more effective human beings. It is exactly how we build the people skills essential to success in our world. In order to truly succeed, new hires must display a genuine interest in others – an honest, earnest, transparent interest – and display a constant, caring concern for the team as a whole. They cannot fake it. Impersonal, feigned warmth will undermine the team and your company’s reputation. 

6.      Coachable. Experience sometimes is not as essential as a willingness to be taught and embrace new methods. A teachable spirit is essential, and those who cannot adapt will be weeded out….

The wonderful thing about achieving excellence is that it is made possible in qualitative adjustments that lead to quantitative shifts into higher gears – pure grit and relentless drive. This means you need to focus on adding key talent then working on the quality of their processes, the shaping of a positive attitude, the creation of real expertise, image, and preeminent character, leadership and reputation. Focus on the qualitative and you will get the quantitative.

Dehiring (Firing)

These essentials will ensure you are hiring top talent that will thrive in this ever-changing attention economy. But what about those already on your team who do not fit? This might be an even tougher challenge for companies today.

If people are not true to their word, or lack integrity, that makes the decision to de-hire easy. You also cannot have inefficiency on your team in this environment. 

Finally, you should not accept anyone undermining the team spirit. Performance is important, yet being a good citizen of the company is essential. You need truth tellers, sure, yet you need those who can face the brutal facts while still maintaining a positive attitude and working with the team to find creative ways to thrive. If they are bringing the team down, they do not belong.

Conclusion

At Cerca, we are professionals working with professionals to fine tune talent branding. If you are a leader looking to expand your team with professionals who are focused on delivering work in which they take pride, and you can be proud of, ever day, then we would be privileged to help you in the process. Having been pros ourselves in the fields where we focus, we know the ins and outs of the companies, the business and the customers.

That’s a good match for any company. Partner with the group that can talk shop and gain rapport with the pros who will lead your business into the future. Just email me today at srivers@cercatalent.com, and we will begin the process of finding you Allstars that help you set records.

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Scott Rivers is the Managing Director of Cerca Talent+, a talent agency for the Diagnostic and Life Science Industries. Scott’s recruiting experience extends into the areas of Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Oncology and Genetics. His team manages recruitment for all levels within the commercial area of these businesses.

As a leader who has worked at all levels of commercial, medical sales and global marketing, Scott is an intense professional who works with organizations to fine tune talent branding. If you are a leader looking to expand your team with professionals who are focused on delivering work in which they take pride, and you can be proud of, every day, then Scott would be privileged to help you in the process. Having been a professional in the fields where you focus, Scott knows the ins and outs of the companies, the business and the customers you are working to come alongside.

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Cerca Talent+ is a full-service Executive Search Firm with a strategic focus in the areas of Clinical Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Oncology, Genomic and Genetic Medicine. Our clients choose Cerca because of our deep understanding of the industries we serve. They continue to work with us based on our extensive market knowledge, vast connections and quality of results.

We Provide Top Talent to create Peak Performance. That’s a good match for any company. Partner with the group that can talk shop and gain rapport with the pros who will lead your business into the future. Email Scott Rivers today at srivers@cercatalent.com, or call direct at 201-594-2101, and we will begin the process of finding you Top Gun Talent guaranteed to help you set records.

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Helping clients acquire top talent for peak performance in the fields of Oncology, Genetics, Diagnostics and Life

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Gone are the days where you simply could recruit well. Now, you need to recruit with Precision and near perfection. To assure yourself of hiring those who can pivot to prosper in remote selling, you must craft a clear profile of top talent and understand positions and the skills needed to fulfill new demands may shift going forward.

Your search today must include individuals who are autonomous and can work with little direction. They must be adaptable self-starters. The goal is to find those professionals who can merge their talents into multiple roles and thrive in dynamic environments as new workplace challenges arise.

At Cerca, we are professionals working with professionals to fine tune talent branding. Having been pros ourselves in the fields where we focus, we know the ins and outs of the companies, the business and the customers. That’s a good match for any company. Partner with the group that can talk shop and gain rapport with the pros who will lead your business into the future. Just email me today at srivers@cercatalent.com, and we will begin the process of finding you Rock Stars that help you set records. hashtag#thursdaythoughtshashtag#bioinformaticsrecruiterhashtag#bioinformaticsrecruitershashtag#bioinformaticsrecruiting