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Creating a Smarter Hiring Strategy


Three quarters of HR professionals have reported hiring difficulties in the last 12 months according to the latest Resources and Talent Planning Survey from the CIPD/Hays recruitment, which recommends the adoption of a smarter approach to hiring by UK employers.

Here we look at ways to achieve that:-

Work on retention

A successful talent acquisition strategy must include talent retention too to prevent a repetitive cycle of short lived hires. Once you’ve secured a job acceptance from your new hire, retention must begin with onboarding to ensure they don’t (a) renege on your job offer before their start date or (b) leave within the first six months.  Early departures create a major headache for HR as they again grapple with filling a gap in their organisation and the ensuing impact on morale and productivity. The creation of an effective employee experience must lie at the centre of your overall talent management strategy but HR can make a start by showing appreciation of employees for a job well done. Over half would leave a company that didn’t offer a simple ‘thank you’ for their efforts[2] on a regular basis.