Attracting senior talent for your organisation

As you know, there is a huge difference between entry-level recruitment and Senior Talent recruitment. If you are looking for senior managers, it is important to be on the right path in order to position the company in the best way. Develop your skills to attract all types of candidates. However, when it comes to senior talent, it can become a little tricky. The reason is: there are not many qualified candidates. You must work harder to become interested in this position. The term “Senior-level” has a different meaning for each company, but in general, it means that the person has more experience and is looking forward to holding positions at the top (or close to) the top of the organization. With the introduction out of the way, you’re ready to dive in. You’re ready to learn more about attracting senior level talent. Although you should adjust your methods based on what worked (or not) for you in the past, here are five ways to increase your chances of attracting high-quality, high-profile employees.

Let Employees Lead

Encourage your team to volunteer in leadership roles inside the organization. Offer them opportunities where they can showcase their full potential, allot them a team to lead which helps him to achieve the goal and also it boosts up their confidence level which creates positive impact in mind that company has faith on him.

Get Your Leaders Out In Public

Public speaking isn’t just for academics or authors. Encourage your top leaders, as well as the up-and-coming employees, to offer themselves as speakers to local groups and professional organizations. Not only for learning but to clarify and share ideas with others outside of the company. It boosts their morale and they feel more responsible.

Help Build a Company You Are Proud To Belong To

Companies that become employers of choice treat people well. Treating people well starts with having a robust interview process, where candidates are respected and informed at every step. It extends to having fair policies, consistently applied, and benefits that reflect the caliber of employee you want to attract. There are no shortcuts. Treat people well, and your reputation will attract the best

Develop A Mentor-First Mindset

Most of our experience of work comes directly from our relationship with the manager. Allow a senior level employees to lead a team where they are likely take on a mentor-mentee relationship with team. Ask your senior leaders to adopt a mentor-first mindset and not just serve as “managers”. Managers tend to focus on compliance and conformity; established processes tend to be prioritized over people. Mentors, on the other hand, care deeply about the mission and the humans they hire to accomplish that mission.

Provide Employees With An Opportunity To Give Back

Another way to create opportunities for your senior employees to give back is to organize group events. Through this they will get chance to showcase their management skills and also allow them to believe in themselves. While your employees won’t be completing work tasks during these events, they can lead to stronger teamwork and a better focus while returning to work. Group events include things such as charity walks, volunteering at a local nonprofit or fundraising events for a charity of choice.

Though you are adopting right methods to attract a senior level employee for your organization which ultimately leads to his self-development but how do you hire a senior level employees? Have you referred techniques? Let’s go through the same below:


Lay Out a Vision for the Future

An entry level employee is simply happy to land a job. This person wants to get his or her foot in the door and then work their way up to the top. Conversely, a senior level employee has already done all of this. They have moved towards the top of their industry, and they are now seeking the best opportunity at the present time. As a recruiter, you need to lay out a vision for the future. Sure, this is something that the HR department and hiring manager will touch on in greater depth, but it’s also something you need to focus on from the start. You can do this in many ways, such as by explaining the hierarchy of the company, how they would fit in, what are their roles and responsibilities and what top management is expecting from them. These people want to know what path they’re going to be on once they join the company.

Talk About Personal Growth

Senior level employees didn’t reach the top by standing pat and hoping for good things to happen. Instead, they took control of their own destiny by improving their skills. You shouldn’t be shy about talking about personal growth, explaining to candidates why the company is one of the best in regards to this detail. When a person is given the opportunity to grow as an employee, such as by having a voice that others listen to, they are more likely to take the job. The best workers are looking for a platform that allows them to grow, while also contributing to company goals. Many recruiters overlook just how important this is, leaving it out entirely when discussing the position   with candidates. Don’t make this mistake.

Explain Advantages over the Competition

The top senior level employees have many opportunities to choose from. With stiff competition for top talent, you can’t afford to sit back and wait for things to happen. Be proactive in explaining the benefits of the company, and why it has more to offer than others in the industry. This doesn’t mean you need to bad mouth the competition. However, it does mean that you need to play up the advantages so that each candidate has a clear view of what the hiring company has to offer. Every industry has several players. If you’re hiring a senior level employee, he or she is probably familiar with some or all of the top competitors. When you shoot straight, when you provide facts, you can let the positive standing of the company speak for itself.

Talk Up Employee Benefits

It goes without saying that paying senior level employees a senior level salary is a good idea. Without this, you’ll find it difficult to attract the cream of the crop. While it’s a good idea to set a competitive salary, don’t overlook the importance of a comprehensive employee benefits package. You don’t have the power to control the benefits that a company offers, but you can definitely touch on those that will have the biggest impact on candidates. If it’s something a person will get excited about, such as stock options, 7 days abroad tour , health care coverage, celebrations of the year, flexible office working hours, weekly hangouts with team and gymnasium facility with personalized coach.

Chance to Work with Other Leaders

Remember this: the top talent wants to work with others who share their vision and can teach them a thing or two. It’s easy to believe that people don’t want to work with others who are smarter than them, but this isn’t typically the case. Senior level employees realize that they need to be surrounded by highly qualified and successful professionals in order to reach their goals. As a recruiter, you can share information on the leaders of the company. This includes the people the candidate will be working with and possibly reporting to.


The current job market swings heavily in favor of candidates. Top-tier professionals know how in-demand they are, and if you don’t market yourself properly as an employer, you might lose your dream employee to a competitor.

The secret to attracting high-quality applicants is differentiating yourself from other industry players, and showing top talent how joining your company can help them reach their career goals.


Mamta Balwani, an MBA graduate is associated with J.Hirani as a Consultant. Extrovert by nature, she is always open for new challenges. Her conscientious and straight forward attitude has helped her in achieving every project she takes in her hand. She has worked with industries such as Forex, Energy & Power, Apparels, Education, and COVIID – 19 safety products.

About J.hirani: J.hirani is a Strategic Transformation team which works as a growth partner for different organisations in various industries by providing services like Agile transformation, Scenario mapping, Strategic alignment, Balance scorecard, Digital transformation, Incubating new ventures, Operation excellence and Aligning human capital.

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