If the recent events south of the border have taught us anything, it is that any organization needs a strong, competent leader to not just thrive but to survive. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can ensure that your business attracts and retains the leadership candidates that you need. 

 

Competence and Character

 

Your leadership candidates may have all the skills and qualifications that you require, but how do they truly fit in your big picture? When it comes to leadership, you need to be sure that they can walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Your HR recruiters need to find someone who meshes with the values and culture of your organization. 

 

Communication

 

Communication is incredibly important, especially in a leadership role,. Your ideal leadership candidates must clearly understand the purpose and driving force behind your business and reflect that in their communication style. Since communication is a two-way street, make sure that your HR recruiter or hiring consultant is clear and concise in their own exchanges of information. Be clear and concise in who you are and what you are looking for. Your mission and values should be front and centre and clearly tied to the message you are sending to your potential candidates. Don’t be afraid to assert your wants and needs. The future of your company could depend on it.

 

People Skills

 

Any organization is only as strong as all of their people combined. The right leader will recognize this, as well as the value of cultivating strong employee relationships and positive company morale. While confidence and self-awareness are key traits for any leader, they must also be able to recognize their weaknesses and keep their ego in check. 

 

Compensation

 

While money is always a big part of any negotiation, you need to look at the big picture when developing a compensation plan for your potential leadership team. Considerations should include vacation time, bonuses, benefits, stock options and so much more. 

 

Finding the right leadership can make or break your organization. True North HR Consulting is here to help with complete HR services customized to your needs. Our goal is to assist, advise and implement strategies and policies to make your business thrive and keep your people happy. With over 20 years of experience and expertise, we can help you generate new ideas and solve big problems. Reach out today and let’s get started … hr@truenorthhr.ca