Recruitment Tip: How to Spot Excellent Talent
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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As a leader in charge of acquiring talent for companies—whether you’re a recruiter, human resources professional or small business owner—you face the challenge of getting the best talent to boost performance and grow with the business. This challenge must be met with a certain nuance, and having an eye for good talent that will stand the test of time can be valuable. But what if you don’t have that knack? Forbes writer Philip Braddy details five keys for predicting great talent. He writes:

1. Innovating. Agile learners are not afraid to challenge the status quo and long-held assumptions. They view issues from multiple angles and seek out new experiences. In practice, agile learners don’t go with the first solution that comes to mind. They take time to consider several options, as well as long-term and short-term implications.

To boost learning agility, ask people to come up with new solutions, even if seemingly tried and trusted ones exist. When faced with a challenge, ask: What is holding us back from trying something new and different? If these constraints were not in place, how would we approach this situation differently?

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.