This Working Life

‘The old playbook is broken’: tips to attract talent in the new world of work

Educational grants, unlimited holidays and a quicker recruitment process are just some of the ways a company can win the right candidate

An open and honest conversation will always lead to a better rapport with a candidate. Picture: Getty

Bob Hoffman is the managing partner of Vista Executive Search

It’s 2022, and everything you think you know about recruitment is wrong. The world of work has changed utterly in the past two years, talent is more mobile and scarcer, and knows what it wants and doesn’t want.

The old playbook of how to attract the best people is now mainly redundant, so it’s time for employers to embrace this reality and respond with new ...