employee retention

How to create the culture of a flexible workplace

Flexible working is no new concept, but it’s something that has come to prominence in the last few years. Especially now that we’re all thinking about returning to work as normal as (hopefully) the end of the pandemic is in sight. Flexible working wasn’t always an option for employees, but with remote working being forced […]

Looking after the mental health of your tech recruitment teams

Hiring tech talent right now is not an easy task. Recruiters are trying their best to navigate the most challenging talent market in recent memory. It’s a market where more jobs are available than candidates, and companies large and small are fighting for the same skillsets and talents. With reports of record-breaking salaries in the […]

What a CMO needs to know about employer branding

Marketing and employer branding are becoming intrinsically linked; if you’ve read any of our previous blogs, you’ll know this. The days of the employer brand being the sole responsibility of talent and HR teams are a thing of the past. Employer branding is evolving. To be successful in improving talent acquisition and retention strategies, it […]

Is your EVP human enough?

As a tech company, it’s very easy to get caught up in the tech. It’s what you do, it’s what your people are passionate about, and it’s how your business is going to grow. Plus, it’s often what sets you apart from the crowd; your tech product is what excites you and motivates you, and […]

Are tech recruitment surges creating a trust issue?

Scaling tech businesses, in particular, have seen a huge rise in demand over the last few years as our reliance on technology grew significantly. Take the likes of Zoom, for example, its sales were up 370% in 2020 compared to the previous year, and it expects sales to rise by more than 40% in 2021. In the […]

Exploring the new approach to workplace benefits

The role of benefits at work has changed significantly. What was once an additional perk to help entice candidates has quickly become necessary to enhance their experience and lifestyle. Fully stocked beer fridges and ping-pong tables have had their day. Once upon a time, the more quirky or fun a benefit was, the more a business stood out in the eyes of candidates. But, the last two years have proven that benefits should be just that, a benefit, not something fun and out there to add to your employer brand communications. Benefits shouldn’t be there to capture attention but rather to enhance the lives of employees significantly.

Attrition or talent attraction what will your focus be in 2022?

It’s no surprise that, for many, keeping hold of their employees and focusing on employee retention is becoming a number one priority. However, in 2022, as the race for tech talent tightens and there are consequently more opportunities, attrition will be just as big of an issue as the skills gap. As a result, there will be more temptation for employees to leave, and if your company hasn’t addressed any problems, that could be motivation to push them out of the door. Employee retention will become almost as important to your people strategy as attracting candidates because businesses will need to hold onto their people if they ever wish to grow. Otherwise, you’re stuck in a continuous recruitment cycle.

Why Your Existing Team Should Be Your Priority When Hiring New Talent

If you’re in the middle of a hiring surge, you cannot forget your existing team although it’s easy to get caught up in the hiring process. Dedicating all of your time and efforts to finding new talent, may leave your existing people feeling superfluous and neglected; they won’t seem like your priority. Your team may begin to feel overlooked if your entire people strategy involves recruitment and not considering their wants and needs.
money to replace a talented person. From advertising a job to the onboarding process, there is a huge process involved in finding and training the right person, it can take months which can cause issues for a scaling business. Attrition and turnover can cause many issues for businesses looking to grow. Firstly, it can put scaling on hold while you find someone to take over another role; you can’t prioritise new hires in the business if critical roles remain open. Secondly, it can also damage your employer brand reputation and hinder recruitment strategies; candidates will soon get wind that employees aren’t happy and that you have a high turnover rate. Therefore to avoid high attrition rates and  going into 2022, employers need to refine their people strategy to ensure that they’re putting people first.