Hiring Managers: Make Purpose Work for You

All industries and functions need purpose-oriented employees. However, some are able to attract and empower them more effectively than others. This highlights the need to attract and hire purpose-oriented workers. However, ever-increasing responsibilities can hinder their ability to put 100% into hiring purpose. One solution? Find a staffing firm with purpose at its core. Here are two ways staffing agencies make purpose work for you.

Purpose-Driven Brand

Niche staffing agencies allow you to find one specific to your industry. Social media has made it easier than ever to find these companies, and with that you’re able to identify how they present themselves online. Of course, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but this does allow you the freedom to filter through which companies are attracting the type of talent you want to hire. Often, a website reflects attention to detail and character of a company.Find a staffing agency that matches your values. At Premier Talent Partners, we incorporate purpose into our acquisition efforts to find qualified candidates that are aware of how purpose plays into their work and life. We’ve found this to be effective in finding the best talent for our clients.

Purpose Driven Employees

Understand what drives your employees, and how they experience purpose. Make sure they have autonomy, influence, fair compensation, and the resources needed to do their job. Clearly define and communicate company values, culture, and mission.Purpose isn’t genetic — we aren’t born into a predetermined work orientation. The variation in purpose orientation by country and culture show that nurture and upbringing may be factors. Given the right environment and coaching, managers, mentors, and talent acquisition leaders can help foster a sense of purpose in employees.Connecting bay area hiring managers and job seekers in jobs that bring out their sense of purpose is our benefit your company. The purpose of a staffing agency is to find and hire higher performers that are more productive, and likely to stay longer.Cultural fit questions:

  • Why did you apply for this position?
  • Why would you like to work in this industry?
  • How does this position fit in with your long-term goals?

Purpose-Driven Recruitment

Staffing agencies can look for a fit with your organization’s purpose throughout the recruitment process. That allows them to seek out purpose-oriented talent, start conversations about your organization’s mission and values, and ask questions like “what motivates you?” in the interview process.

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