By | David Klaasen | Helping You Create Clarity, Inspire Your People & Drive Performance | Retain your best people | Changing Management Mindsets and Behaviour | Practical Behaviour Analytics
How To Avoid Expensive Recruitment Mistakes (Part 3)
Loyalty has gone out the window! So in order to avoid wasting time, money and effort on recruitment you need to engage and develop your people. It was not that long ago that people would simply follow in the footsteps of their parents and expect a job for life. They were grateful for the job, would work hard and be very loyal to their employer. However within a generation that has all changed. These days people are demanding that employers meet their needs or they will simply go elsewhere! Loyalty can’t be assumed it needs to be earned.
In the UK there are now lots of roles that are proving very difficult to fill due to exceptionally high demand and lack of skilled people. Many businesses are also experiencing an ‘Induction Crisis’. This is the jargon term for when new starters leave within six months of starting due to lack of support or the job is not like they expected. If this happens you are not only back to square one but far worse off because of all additional costs like lost recruitment costs, wasted salary, wasted training, lost productivity of the new employee, lost productivity of the team and lost opportunities due to managers having to fill the gaps. You also increase the chances of other people leaving because there is more pressure on everyone due to increased workload.