The need for employers to overhaul and update their hiring strategies has come into sharp focus with the publication of two recent reports and the upcoming changes in data protection regulation:-
- One study found that while the number of background checks being carried out on prospective hires have increased, they are often seen as a nod to compliance rather than an integral part of a streamlined, successful process.
- The CIPD reports on further research from CV Library which found that one in five employees are leaving their jobs either during or at the end of their probationary period. The main reasons given for early departures were the job not meeting expectations (43%) and new hires finding a better job (23%). This reinforces the findings of a report published by Korn Ferry in April which found that up to one in four new hires left their jobs in the first six months.