Matthew Pinto-Chilcott, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “Retention of good members of the team is crucial for the success of any business whilst ensuring you do not create employees that become clones and only do the basics whilst never thinking outside the box as jargon goes. At Consensus HR, we have personally noted how hard this can be for businesses as members of our team have wished to go to pastures new to progress their careers or return to family duties. Unfortunately, / fortunately, this is becoming more common for businesses in general and with the cost of recruitment continually increasing, businesses need to work with their team, ensuring regular performance reviews take place and Job Descriptions are updated on a yearly basis / discussed, whilst making the working environment a place people want to go to work with flexibility such as Hybrid if possible. It is always good for people to leave a business for the right reasons and give positive feedback to their new employer about their previous employment as we have seen many times, the opposite and I am personally proud to know that although they may no longer work for me, they have now gone on to progress their career with an employer who can provide more of what they are looking for in a new career.”
Over half of workers intend to look for a new job in 2023, according to a Hays poll of 13,500 professionals and employers. The Mail says that with more than 1.1m unfilled jobs in the UK, those looking for a new challenge are likely to see plenty of opportunities. Areas with shortages that are set to see demand for roles include engineering, construction and technology, while the drive for green jobs will mean the need for more energy and sustainability managers. The most sought-after employees are expected to be electrical and automation engineers – with these among roles on the UK government’s shortage occupation list. Cyber security managers are expected to continue to command some of the highest average salaries, at around £81,500 a year.