Re­cruit­ment pri­or­i­ties for 2017

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business -

It’s go­ing to be in­creas­ingly im­por­tant for lo­cal busi­nesses to arm them­selves with lo­cal data to make sure salar­ies are com­pet­i­tive and to in­form their re­cruit­ment and re­ten­tion over the next 12 months.

The an­nual Anne Corder Re­cruit­ment Salary Sur­vey, pro­duced in part­ner­ship with Pay­data, re­vealed that pay re­views, amongst the lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions sur­veyed, are ex­pected to be around the same as or as much as 0.5 per cent less than the pre­dicted in­fla­tion rate in 2017.

As a re­sult, lo­cal busi­nesses would be wise to think about how they can still re­main com­pet­i­tive and re­tain tal­ented em­ploy­ees – par­tic­u­larly if they are ap­proach­ing pay re­views with in­creased cau­tion.

Think about the ben­e­fits you can of­fer to can­di­dates and cur­rent em­ploy­ees from a work life bal­ance per­spec­tive or look at how you can en­gage em­ploy­ees more with your busi­ness.

In­fact, that’s the sec­ond big trend we’ re ex­pect­ing to see in 2017: em­ployee en­gage­ment en­gage­ment. The Con­fed­er­a­tion of British In­dus­try’s an­nual Em­ploy­ment Trends Sur­vey re­vealed 48 per­cent of the 353 com­pa­nies sur­veyed chose‘ achiev­ing and main­tain­ing high lev­els of em­ployee en­gage­ment’ as a work­force pri­or­ity in 2017.

If pay re­views need to be – for what­ever rea­son – cau­tious, em­ployee en­gage­ment could be a pos­i­tive way to sup­port your re­cruit­ment and re­ten­tion when in­creased fi­nan­cial re­mu­ner­a­tion may not be fea­si­ble.

Al­though the two play dis­tinctly dif­fer­ent roles, by look­ing at how you can im­prove em­ployee en­gage­ment you’ll be in­vest­ing in your work­force, which can only be a pos­i­tive.

Sim­i­larly, if – as the Em­ploy­ment Trends Sur­vey sug­gests – other em­ploy­ers are pri­ori­tis­ing work­force en­gage­ment then it’s some­thing your busi­ness should also be look­ing at in 2017. In the world of re­cruit­ment and re­ten­tion, it’s cru­cial that you re­main com­pet­i­tive.

An­other re­cruit­ment trend em­ploy­ers should be tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion for 2017 is an in­creas­ing pref­er­ence for tem­po­rary work­ers. With 2016 prov­ing to be a year that has thrown up many ‘un­knowns’ for em­ploy­ers mov­ing for­ward, temps can prove to be a valu­able re­source that can help boost a work­force as and when re­quired.

Sim­i­larly, many high-cal­i­bre can­di­dates are turn­ing to temp­ing to pro­vide them­selves with va­ri­ety and the flex­i­bil­ity they de­sire but are not able to achieve through tra­di­tional, per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment. To at­tract these qual­ity can­di­dates, em­ploy­ers could be­gin to re­con­sider a more strate­gic ap­proach to bring­ing temps into their busi­ness in 2017.

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