Keep promises to keep employees

Making sure a new hire stays with a client for as long as possible is one of the most important considerations for any recruitment agency.

If a company has invested the time and money into an agency to recruit its talent, it will understandably want to make sure its efforts don't go to waste – so what are some of the reasons a new employee may feel inclined to leave after only a short period of work?

According to recruitment specialists Hays, failure to live up to promises made in the recruitment process is one of the biggest turn-offs for candidates. After asking almost 300 jobseekers about the factors that would make them leave an organisation, more than half – 54 per cent – cited this as a reason.

A similar number, 48 per cent, reported they would quit if the entire organisation failed to stick with its stated culture and values, while 38 per cent said they would feel compelled to resign if there was "a lack of ongoing development and modernisation" in its culture and values.

Employee engagement and empowerment was another highly regarded factor – 23 per cent of respondents said they would leave if there was no opportunity to provide input with regards to the company's cultural development and values.

Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays Australia and New Zealand, said it was therefore important for companies to maintain clear, accurate communication to candidates and not make promises they can't fulfil.

"Hollow words have the potential to undermine a business and its brand so it’s important that employees can identify with an organisation’s values and use them to guide their decision making," he said in a December 19 statement.

To help ensure your clients' recruits aren't misguided and can stay on for as long as possible, you can use recruitment software to help them craft the right messages to potential candidates.

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