Making vs Recruiting Quality Talent

Yesterday, I was on a panel at Startup Jalsa discussing the proliferation of startup ecosystems in tier 2 cities. I came across an issue where tier 2 city startups feel that tier 2 cities lack high quality talent. I strongly disagree.

I believe that quality talent isn’t recruited but nurtured, trained and motivated to become that way. Even the best equipped employees will falter under a leader who cannot guide and inspire his/her employees to strive harder and push the boundaries.

Founders need to realise that concentrating on improving their leadership skills will deliver multi-faceted results. A strong leader attracts stronger followers. Strong leaders push their followers to go beyond their capacity to achieve superior results. Strong leaders command loyalty without having to enforce it.

This remains true whether you are in a tier 1, tier 2 or even a tier 4 town. In today’s world where knowledge is available for free online, founders don’t need to find talent but learn to create it.

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One thought on “Making vs Recruiting Quality Talent

  1. Hello Sir, I am fully agree but the points if the person whom you are recruiting is really capable to learn new things at how much level. Many companies invest thousands of amount to train and motivate employees but at the end they employees only want to do what they want to do with their career.

    For my point of view if a person is truly dedication and honest with the company and add value by his/her telnet to the company, then should be longer exist there.

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