New Skills Linked to Successful Recruitment
There is no doubt that it is becoming tougher and tougher for Australian businesses to recruit top talent. Widespread skill shortages mean many enterprises are in this same boat, with candidates having the power to decide where to apply their trade.
So, what do candidates want in new employment opportunities? According to a recent Robert Half survey, businesses should be focusing around training and performance improvements.
Robert Half polled more than 2,500 finance and accounting professionals and found that 64 per cent value the chance to gain new skills when deciding on a potential career move.
The ability to improve themselves was most popular among entry-level candidates (81 per cent). However, this recruitment carrot also attracted the attention of those seeking higher positions such as general staff (68 per cent), and management and executives roles (both 55 per cent).
Senior Executive Director for Robert Half Paul McDonald explained industry-leading HR departments relay the professional development opportunities at the recruitment stage.
“In today’s competitive hiring market, a robust professional development program can be an appealing benefit to would-be new hires,” he said.
“Workers at every career stage want to keep their skills both current and relevant.”
Professional development across the board
It is important for employers to understand that employees can get bored doing the same thing over and over again. As such, professional development and training can ensure they are always learning and bettering themselves in their role.
According to a Business Insider article, there are a number of benefits to training your team. This can include productivity, performance management, product quality and employee retention.
In fact, Mr McDonald found further evidence in the Robert Half survey that many employees stay due to the opportunity to improve their skills.
“Our company’s research has found a lack of advancement opportunities is a top reason good employees quit, trailing only inadequate compensation,” he noted.
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