How can I ask more of people?
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 attract talent to your organisation.
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.
These are straitened times for organisations in both the public
and the private sectors. A third of all organisations surveyed
(REC Jobs Outlook) are still making redundancies, similar
numbers are experiencing a headcount freeze and elsewhere
organisations have reached a point where they say it’s simply
not possible to reduce the size of their workforce any further.
So it’s no surprise that the big challenges in today’s world of
work are managing internal change and increasing productivity.
Retaining each valued individual
There’s no hiding from the fact that conditions are tough. The
atmosphere in workplaces is reported as “tense” by half the
survey. In June, nearly 70% of people said that their workload
had increased during the preceding quarter, and half of those
surveyed anticipate that in the coming months they simply
won’t be able to cope with increasing demands.
These increased demands are affecting the amount of time off
that people are able to take. Organisations need to be mindful
of the implications of this for retention, since length of leave is
viewed as an important differentiator between workplaces.
During the recession around 10% of people have taken
positions which do not fully utilise their skills. That’s a resource
which can be leveraged to benefit organisations, and critically,
to engage and enthuse staff. Finally, there’s also a sizeable
proportion who say they’ve got more to offer their workplace
either within their existing role, or in a more suitable position,
but their skills have just not been identified.
“Most organisations use a mix of permanent, fixed-term
contracts, interim, contract, temporary workers, outsourced
service provision and consultants. Responsibility forthese pools
of people is often split. Few organisations view or manage this
workforce holistically or realise that by doing so, they can
optimise efficiency”, says Kelly Quirk, MD of Randstad
Corporate & Managed Services.
About Major Players
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of more than 80 consultants provides freelance and permanent
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