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What’s Driving Talent Away from your Business?


Attracting talent to your business often requires a complex and delicate balancing of a number of factors. Get one (or more) wrong and you face a talent exodus from your hiring process and a struggle to hold on to skilled employees.

Are these five areas driving talent away from your organisation?

Fearful employees

A recent survey found that nearly a quarter of staff are afraid to approach their managers with difficult questions, with requests for a pay rise heading the top of that list. Discussing promotions and asking for flexible hours were also areas of concern for staff. Creating a culture where communication channels are open and employees feel confident in approaching HR on key matters relating to their jobs is vital to improve retention. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) recently advised employees wanting a pay rise to look for a new job. Pay attention to this key area to both attract and retain talent.