You know what the biggest bugbear is today amongst HR managers; that they are just a sounding board for everyone’s complaints. Everyone from the employees upwards seem to think that any complaints they have should be sent in the HR department’s direction. These complaints will greatly vary and from the higher levels will most probably be involving recruitment. Finding the perfect person, the cost of recruitment, why isn’t the head hunting working? The list goes on and on. If you think it’s bad now the future isn’t that rosy either as far as the challenges HR teams are set to face. 

Retaining and then Rewarding the Most Talented Staff

In a recent poll approximately 59% of seasoned HR professionals believed that over the next few years their biggest challenge was in the retention of their most talented and best performing staff. As if that wasn’t bad enough it is set to become even worse when it comes to both recognising and rewarding the best performers. This is due to the competitiveness in the market ever increasing and companies need to put way more effort into establishing loyalty among its employees.

The Development of Future Leaders

As top performers are likely to have even more career options in the near futures companies are already getting jittery about how they will retain their best employees and attract the best when bringing new blood in the company. With the employee turnover rate ever rising recruiters are faced with the increasingly difficult task of implementing the best practices to both enhance the engagement of their employees and retain their services. More than 52% of HR people are seriously concerned about how they are going to build the next generation of leaders.

Establishing a Healthy Corporate Culture

Corporate culture is a bigger player in the game than it’s ever been. Increasing market demands have made companies work harder than ever in terms of growth, expansion and sustainability within the current volatile scenarios of the market.  Whether indirectly or directly this affects the culture of an organisation as every department is occupied with a hefty work load that can have a detrimental effect on the work culture. Arguments and clashes are on the rise, neither of which are ever acceptable nor wanted in the workplace.

Attracting the Top Talent

The main purpose of an interview is a candidate selling themselves to the recruiter. What some recruiters fail to grasp is that they must also sell themselves to the candidate. It is more important than ever with the current talent pool shortage that every organisation makes sure that they are the one people want to work for. You want the very best to be applying for your vacancies, or contacting you asking to be first in line when a vacancy does arise. Approximately 36% of HR professionals believe this is a top priority as only by having the best on board the top class corporate culture every company craves can be established.

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