It’s the first working day of a New Year for many and traditionally a time to ring in the changes, but the issues facing HR have a familiar feel about them. Adzuna’s latest UK Job Market report revealed a 12 month high in advertised vacancies in November. Add to that the inevitable surge of January jobseekers as your employees dust off their CVs in line with their New Year resolutions.
Now’s the time for HR to make some resolutions of its own. Here are our suggestions:-
Engage with the talent you need now
Deloitte’s Quarterly CFO Survey published in December revealed that, while optimism is high, Brexit remains the top concern for UK businesses. This concern was reflected by the National Institute of Economic & Social Research which suggests that annual net migration from the EU may fall by 150,000. Don’t wait for your next employee resignation. Successful employers of every size are always looking for and engaging with talent. Utilise your recruiting software to create a talent pool, starting with ‘close match’ candidates from recently filled vacancies. The need for an engaged talent pool has never been as critical.