The financial industry is in a battle for talent, not only internally but externally. While it’s normal for competing financial organizations to vie for a talented candidate, the industry as a whole is struggling somewhat to find top talent.
Up and coming talent, who may have chosen finance or accounting in the past, are choosing technology-based careers instead. So, when you find a top talent, it’s vital you build employee loyalty so you can keep talent in-house.
Investing in a loyalty program is a key factor to get people to stay. It will also help with recruiting new talent. If you want people to stay, you need to create a great work environment. Here are a number of ways you can build a loyal team of finance professionals:
People won’t stay if there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Take the time to understand where your employees want to be in the next 5 to 10 years and help them get there. Make it clear where their career path can take them.
Why keep top talent in your organization if you are not going to give them the chance to contribute? Provide people with the opportunity to voice their opinions, get involved in larger discussions happening internally, and find new ways to get people to contribute.
People don’t always fit perfectly into a compartmentalized role. If you identify a special skill or talent in an employee, find a way to use it. Let people do what they do best, even if it means giving people new responsibilities or even creating a new position to allow an employee to thrive.
If you don’t show you are loyal to your employees, you can’t expect it in return. Top talent have options and they know it.
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Stephen is a Sr. Director and Practice Lead in the Accounting and Finance group. In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms. In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.