As the economy recovers, employment is slowly rising. Rather than scanning resumes, smart organizations keep a list of top talent they wish to acquire. According to Steve Boese, the amount of corporate poaching is rising as organizations pull out their talent lists and start making contact.
Some organizations are taking a defensive stance to keep their top talent. But, they’re using strategies that just don’t work:
First, they made all of their sales reps make their LinkedIn profiles and connections private. They didn’t want their staff to be easily found and connected to by other recruiters, as well as their connections mined. Next, they had IT block all incoming email messages from the domains of their main competitors. They couldn’t have rival recruiters emailing their people directly, after all. And last, they took their partial social media blocking policy at work and extended it to more sites and networks. Sure, they still let folks, some folks, onto LinkedIn, but that is about it. Taking those few steps, in their opinion, would help in slowing down, if not stopping, the exodus of good people to their enemies.
We live in a highly connected world. Anyone can be reached. Everyone knows someone who knows someone. Firewalls around top talent will not keep your competitors from luring them away. (RN)
Scared of Losing Talent? Circle the Wagons! (But We Still See You in There…) | Fistful of Talent | Steve Boese | 6 April 2011