Real Business takes a look at proven strategies for retaining staff when the future is uncertain.
Morgan Redwood's latest report has revealed that nearly half of board level staff consider the employee pipeline to be "endless" and that "for everyone who leaves, someone as good or better comes through the door".
Attracting the right people is the key to success in the modern business environment. And when we say "right", we mean more than just people with the right skills – hardly anyone is unique in what they can do. We mean people aligned with the company's goals and values.
With the recent concerns around a skills shortage, it's no wonder that recruitment has been a headache for firms. And despite firms being more confident about the economy, the hiring process is still time-consuming and often eats into valuable business time. But although you may not be involved in a hefty battle for being rude, your reputation will still be on the line.
"Listen, Dave," the CEO of Bright Network would tell the prime minister. "The risks of taking on new staff for small businesses are still far too great." Can James Uffindell disrupt the recruitment market?
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Instant Impact founder Rob Blythe is working on both.