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Slow Companies Lose Talent

Written by:  Tim Saumier, CEO TYGES International

I’m a big college basketball fan, so much that I often follow the news in the off-season. I read an article on ESPN about Texas Tech’s new head coach Chris Beard Read Story Here.

What struck me was that less than two weeks ago he agreed with UNLV to become the new head coach there.

The athletic director comments about how disappointed they were to lose him to anotherUNLV college and how it was an unprecedented move. Well when you look at the fact that while they agreed upon terms, UNLV had to wait 11 days to ratify his contract. I would fault UNLV for this loss more than I would fault coach Beard.

This got me thinking about companies today that take a laissez faire approach to recruiting talent.


Here’s a reality check for companies, “A players” have options. They can:

  1. stay where they are at,TT
  2. they can join you, or
  3. they can go elsewhere.

Great talent does not have a problem finding a new job.

So my suggestion to companies that are ready to hire great talent, make sure you have your ducks lined up. Here are 4 tips for obtaining an “A Player”…make sure:

  1.  The position is approved.
  2.  You are prepared to interview now!
  3.  You are prepared to offer the job within 24 hours after you interview the person.
  4.  You are prepare to sell/persuade people to join your company.

High caliber talent no longer has the patience to work for arrogant companies that are slow and indecisive. It’s time to get it together or plan on losing out on great people and ultimately business.

Have you ever lost an “A Player” in the hiring process?

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