Always Be Building The Bench

Effective leaders are always “trolling for talent” and meeting and qualifying prospective new hires.  Effective hiring managers keep a file of potential new hires they have met in the last year – just in case they have an opening.

Good and bad economies provide opportunities for leaders to be meeting with potential new hires.  Even though the leader is not in a position to hire, meeting new potential candidates and “building a bench” is an on-going process.

Hiring managers should set aside time each month to meet with potential candidates and grow the bench.  This will increase the new hire success rate when a position opens up.

Empowered hiring managers who are constantly looking for new talent will make more successful hires.

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