How employee engagement can help your organization recruit and retain talent

By Emma Smith 07 December 2016

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.

“There needs to be open and frank conversations so candidates understand your warts as well as your beauty spots” said Luscombe.

However employee engagement shouldn’t stop there. A consistent commitment to employees should be reflected in organizational policy and employees should have the opportunity to be involved in decision-making.

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Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.


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