We have been talking about the ‘War for Talent’ for some time, but in recent months evidence shows the labour market is showing little sign of loosening. But employers are making life more difficult by not following the simple yet fundamental steps necessary to ensure they recruit the right people, and then retain them.
With employers becoming increasingly desperate to fill roles, some of the essential pre-employment checks and steps are being diluted or, worse, ignored altogether. If the recruitment process is not robust, or expectations (on both sides) are not honestly communicated at the outset, a likely outcome is that there will be a parting of the waves before the probation period is completed. So, employers need to make sure their process is as watertight as possible, it’s clearly explained, and it’s followed.
At HR Now we have developed a toolkit to help employers avoid many of the common mistakes and answer the leading questions around recruitment and retention. This first session, one of six, will get you back on track to winning the War on Talent.