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Be the Company People Leave Their Jobs For

Be the Company People Leave Their Jobs For
From Recruiter - September 19, 2016

These days, it seems almost impossible to keep employees on staff for longer than a few years. According toA Snapshot of Competition for Talent in the U.S., aresearch report from software-as-a-service provider iCIMS, more than half of all full-time employees are willing to dump their employersfor the gig economy, and 63 percent of full-time employees are actively looking for new jobs. Companies can no longer ignore the job-hopping trend. To keep hiring costs at a minimum and retention rates at a maximum, its imperative that businesses take steps to make sure they are the companies that candidates want them to be.

Happy workers are more productive, and companies that make their workers happy are more likely to retain and attract top talent. If employees are leaping from your company as if it werethe Titanic, it could be that you arentmaking them feel valued

Be Cooler Than the Competition

The top reason employees leave is because they see no future at their current organization, according to the iCIMS survey. Its important for management to ensure thatemployees have clear views of what the road ahead will look like.

If, however, employees feel secure in their careers but arestill leaving, then it may bethe day-to-day thats getting to them. In that case, improving the company culture isan organizations best shot for increasing retention rates.

Company culture matters to employees, especially to millennials, and more than half of employees have put off job hunting because they didnt want to leave their coworkers, says Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer at iCIMS. No matter the size of your company, it is essential to establish a company culture, and that starts with identifying core competencies [and values] and making it a priority to hire people who reflect those competencies and values.

According to Vitale, company cultures cannot be manufactured. Instead, they grow out of the organizations recruiting process. The people a company hires are the ones who create the culture, which is whyemployers must only hire people who understand and embrace the companys core competencies and values.



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