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The race for talent…and how to arrive first

Fernando Judzon
Posted by Fernando Judzon on Mar 16, 2022 11:04:10 AM

How important do you think having the best talents in the market is? Do you sometimes feel that getting the best people is one of the hardest parts of your business? Well, you are right: in an organization, talent is key. Studies have shown that high performers can be up to 800 times more productive than average employees in high-complexity positions¹. Impressive, right?

 


At Virtualmind, we are always trying to improve, and this also means having the best people with us and making them feel so comfortable that they also choose to stay with us. So, here we would like to share some insight on why talent is so relevant and how to create an organization where you foster and encourage creativity as well as productivity.

The current situation, according to a study conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute, can be summarized as follows: by 2020, employers in Europe and North America required 16 million to 18 million more college-educated workers than were available². This means that finding talent is becoming more and more a needle-in-a-haystack situation for most North American companies. There are simply not enough skilled people to fulfill the industry’s demands.

So, what can you do to get those top talents that will give you up to 800 times better results than the media? Here is where we would like to help you. We are a company specialized in team enlargement, ready to add to your staff some of the best talents that can bring all their training, expertise, and experience to your projects. Our staff is located all over Latin America, one of the regions regarded as the best source of IT professionals, due to our high-quality education, proximity with the North American culture, and great English skills.

You may wonder, however, how we make sure that we are getting the best people -and offering them to you. First of all, we have a highly trained recruitment team, always on the lookout for the best people available. Secondly, we put a lot of emphasis on our People Care department, creating strategies to make our staff feel valued and listened to. Trainings, online events, perks, and even little details to show that we care, such as our new benefit: co-works all over LATAM, which are spaces where our collaborators can meet with other Virtualminders, either to work or just to brainstorm new ideas together.

We are 100% sure that an organization is the result of its people. In order to offer the best possible services, we focus first of all on our staff, from the moment we first contact them and throughout their career at the company. So, whenever you feel that finding “the right fit” for a key software development position is becoming an impossible task, give us a call!

 

¹Herman Aguinis and Ernest O’Boyle Jr., “The best and the rest: Revisiting the norm of normality in individual performance,” Personal Psychology, Volume 65, Issue 1, Spring 2012, pp. 79–119, onlinelibrary.wiley.com.

²McKinsey Global Institute, The world at work: Jobs, pay, and skills for 3.5 billion people, June 2012.

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