A study by the Indeed Hiring Lab

Talent Attraction Study

Talent professionals know the allure of the exceptional hire, whose impressive resume, career path or charisma seem to guarantee high performance. But how can you attract more of these top performers and identify them early on in the recruiting process?

To find out, we surveyed 1,000 hiring managers and 4,000 job seekers about the most critical attributes associated with top performance and how people with these attributes find opportunity.

Here’s what our research uncovered:

  • Problem solving, drive, initiative, strategic thinking and self-direction are the leading attributes of top performers
  • 90% of top performers search for job opportunities
  • Visiting an online job site is the #1 job search activity for top performers hired

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