How employee engagement can help your organization recruit and retain talent

Successful employee engagement can also contribute to retaining and recruiting top talent. Photo by: stock photo

While surveys and annual reviews remain the most popular method of gaining employee insight, many organizations have started to diversify their approach to employee engagement through focus groups or social media.

Speaking at October's HR World Tech Conference in Paris, Oliver Luscombe, head of talent acquisition for RMS, spoke of the need — and increased ability — to better understand the talent of today's workforce. Employee engagement starts with the hiring process and it is not just about getting to know your candidate but also about them really understanding your organization.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.