Okay, so I don't actually want to discourage you from recruiting -- turkeys do not vote for Christmas -- but we have been doing some work on staff retention recently, and we were surprised. Surprised how much money you will spend on recruitment in the next 12 months, and how little on keeping those very expensive recruits.
Donít shut the door after your stable workforce has bolted.
I have always believed that a stable workforce leads to a number of virtues: consistent customer service, an efficient organisation, effective use of training and ultimately better profitability. Most I am sure would agree, it is just that it seems to be difficult to achieve in our industry, and that instability costs us a lot money.
I love to keep you up to date with my email box, and share anything of interest. This landed on my desktop the other day, and made me laugh. I expect you have all received it as well, if so apologies. If not, remember many of my clients are in HR, so its nothing personal.
A highly successful Human Resources Manager was tragically knocked down by a Bus and killed. Her soul arrived at the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter welcomed her:
We have had some interesting meetings recently that have heartened me. These have been at quite a strategic level and have had a very different tone to those we have grown used to over the past few years.
I have thought about writing this article for some time, but have always shied away from it. I convinced myself that the problem really wasn't as bad as I thought, and that it did not merit an article.