When looking for the best talent to fill a role, many business leaders are too quick to turn to recruitment. To build the most effective teams, it can often be most beneficial to retain and develop internal talent before seeking outside candidates. If you find a good fit externally to take on a plum position, what are the chances that the A-players you currently count on to keep things running smoothly will jump ship, perceiving a lack of growth potential for their careers if they stay?
Incubating top talent from within the company’s ranks can be challenging, but it’s in your best interest as a business owner or senior executive to do so. In many cases, this kind of development initiative will require some reorganization and strategic planning.
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Shane Green is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council, and President and Founder of SGE International.
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