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Bite-sized advice guide with Joel Naftal, Head of Recruitment for research jobs, insight & analysis jobs
With the economy turning around and businesses hiring again, keeping your staff happy will keep them from getting itchy feet...
Major Players gives you the latest advice on retaining talent from our parent company Randstad's latest workpocket HR guide.
Please note: Major Players is no longer part of the Randstad Group with effect January 2013. If you would like to order the latest Randstad workpocket please visit www.randstad.co.uk/workpocket-2012/
Not got time to watch a video? Then check out the main points below...
Motivation & benefits:Salary is not the only motivator for people working in creative industry jobs. Benefits, training opportunities - these will all go a long way to keeping your talent happy.
Do some research:so you can identify what went wrong in the past and what could go wrong in the future. Speak to your staff, find out what they like and don't like about their workplace. Talk to the ones that got away, too: exit interviews are a great way to get honest feedback; survey the candidates who come in for interviews - why didn't they want the job? what excited them about the role?
Set goals: This is all about helping your staff find meaning in their job. Sit down with your talent and set goals, objectives and targets that are attainable and benefit both the company and their career aspirations.
Team effort: Recognising top talent is key, but don't forget the people on the middle tier. They may not be superstar acheivers, but they're still valuable contributers to the success of the company.
Communication is king: Your staff are at the coalface and have a unique insight into what goes on in the business on a day to day basis. Listen to their suggestions and keep an open door where people feel comfortable approaching you with any problems or issues.
You can find out more information about diversity and equal opportunities as well as other HR issues in Randstad’s new Workpocket, a handy reference guide to effective people management. Contact us to get your hands on a FREE copy or click here to see what else the guide has to offer.