Talent management is a huge topic of conversation today. A co-worker recently shared perspectives on the subject from a friend of his, Jack Barry, owner of The Jack Barry Group, a division of Keller Williams Realty in Philadelphia. I thought you’d be interested in his point of view, delivered in his medium of choice: video. Here’s what he looks for in prospective job candidates and his process for identifying talent.
Be on the lookout
I admire that Jack hires for talent, not for specific roles. He teaches his employees the many facets and operational activities associated with running a real estate business – and he places his employees in roles according to where their talents and interests align.
Bottom line: as leaders, we should always be on the lookout for talent, not just when we have an immediate need, but even when we don’t. The approach is something we can all consider, regardless of industry.
What other talent management tactics have you found most successful in building your business?