Lack Of Skills Major Factor In UK Recruitment And Retention Difficulties
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...downturn with a competitive advantage, they would do well to implement strategies aimed at attracting and retaining the right staff.
“Organisations should also have a look at their learning and development strategies, which can help meet business demands in two ways. Firstly, those employers...
...who have development opportunities are more likely to stay, which reduces turnover. Secondly, a good learning and development culture will foster a strong employer brand, helping to attract key talent.”
The findings show that employers are also not doing enough to tap into the advantages of a diverse workforce. Overall, just over half of those organisations surveyed have a formal diversity strategy (55%). Yet there is hope for the future, with the vast majority of companies beginning to realise the benefits of a strong, diverse workforce: 83% are monitoring recruitment and/or staffing information, a sizeable increase this year from 71% in 2007.