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Recruitment and Retaining Talent is a 2-Way Street

People are amazing….the differentiator.

The success of any business is heavily reliant on the quality of talent it attracts and retains. However, the process of finding and keeping the right employees is not a one-sided affair. Employers must understand that it is a two-way street, meaning that both parties have a responsibility to make the relationship work.

Businesses need to attract and retain the right talent to remain competitive and achieve their objectives. To do this, they must create an enticing job advert that not only highlights the duties and responsibilities of the role but also promotes the company culture, vision, and values. However, the job advert is just the first step. Once the candidate accepts the job offer, the employer has to ensure that the role and the culture match the promises made in the job advert.

Employers must also take responsibility for creating an environment that makes employees interested in working for the company. This includes providing a supportive and engaging work environment, opportunities for personal and professional development, fair remuneration, and a work-life balance that fosters employee well-being. Employers who fail to meet these expectations are likely to experience high staff turnover, which can be costly and detrimental to the company’s reputation.

On the other hand, employees also have a responsibility to be interested in their jobs and the companies they work for. They must be willing to learn, contribute their skills and knowledge, and be committed to achieving the company’s objectives. Employees must also demonstrate professionalism, solid work ethics and a team mentality, among other qualities that make them valuable assets to the company.

So there you have it…attracting and retaining the right talent requires a joint effort from both the employer and the employee. Employers must create an environment that fosters employee engagement, well-being, and development, while employees must demonstrate professionalism, commitment, and a willingness to contribute to the company’s success. The two-way street approach creates a mutually beneficial relationship that fosters growth and success for both parties.

Kirsty Craig Associates support businesses with Recruitment, HR and Learning & Development services. Contact us to discuss your requirements today.

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