Recruitment and retention of employees have long been primary concerns for organizations in both the public and private sectors. Finding and keeping the best, most qualified people for every position is one of the most effective ways to ensure that results always exceed expectations. The top employees will go above and beyond what is expected to contribute to larger mission goals and help an organization to grow and flourish.
However, effectively doing so can sometimes be a struggle. In a recent survey, 45.8% of recruiters said that lack of candidates is the number-one complaint they hear from their clients when hiring. This limited hiring pool makes recruiting the best candidates difficult. Unfortunately, many recruiters simply don’t know where to look for better hiring prospects.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Beyond finding the right candidates to hire, recruiters are likely to run into even more problems. About 22 percent of new employees leave their jobs in the first 45 days. Recruiting in the public sector is often more successful, as it is boosted by the military, but a recent report has indicated that military recruitment is expected to enter a decline in the near future.
So with employee recruiting and retention remaining a crucial differentiator, but with organizations struggling to achieve optimum results in either area, it is important to be aware of best practices that can boost your results.