How do I keep people happy?
Ranstad's latest world of work report offers a detailed insight
into the current jobs market across the vast number of sectors
Randstad specialises in. Joel Natfal, Major Players Head of
Recruitment for Research Insight & Analysis jobs gives a
brief overview of how to retain your staff.
Alternatively, if you want to read the full report you can get your
hands on it by requesting a copy here. Or if you're looking to
find your next star employee then get in touch with one of our
many specialist consultants or submit a brief.
For the moment it seems that permanent staff are staying put,
with fewer than one in ten actively looking for a new
appointment. That’s partly out of loyalty, and partly out of
natural caution given the uncertainty of the jobs market. But
organisations shouldn’t get complacent about retention.
Organisations think that the top three things which will ensure
people stay with them are (in order): company reputation and
employer brand; culture/cultural fit and values; employee
benefits. They couldn’t be more wrong. People rank these as
sixth, seventh and eighth out of nine. What workers really want
is competitive remuneration, quality training and development,
and well worked out career paths. That’s quite a gulf in
understanding. Someone’s not talking to someone.
Heres a snippet of advice on talent retention, taken from
the latest edition of Randstad's workpocket...
Retaining each valued individual
“Every time you have to replace an individual, it costs an
average of seven months’ salary. Having a high turnover of
workers is bad for the bottom line and bad for brand image, and
when the upturn comes, and you need to make hires, a bad
image makes it hard to attract quality candidates. Retention is a
science which strengthens businesses and saves needless
expense”, says Kelly Quirk, MD of Randstad Corporate and
Managed Services, who’s advised a variety of top clients on
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