WORKOUT Stability impresses
IT is true jobs are easy to find and skills employees harder to retain, but employers still prefer candidates who will stay on. Resumes that show stability are in demand, says the Hays quarterly forecast for July to September. Two years or less with an employer is a danger signal in a resume, recruitment trends in the forecast reveal.
‘‘ Many employers have invested time and resources in training new staff only to see them resign one year later to chase a higher salary elsewhere,’’ says Hays director Nick Deligiannis.
‘‘ With a shortage of skills, retention is a focus for employers and they value candidates with demonstrated long-term tenure on their CV.
‘‘ Some candidates chase shortterm gains in the form of slight salary increases elsewhere. Employers prefer to wait for a stable candidate than risk employing someone to lose them a short time later.’’