How fantastic would it be if every new employee had the right cultural fit, believed whole-heartedly in your company’s values, had all the expectations in line with your company reward scheme and behaved in a way you expected for your business?
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen especially as more and more companies are taking the decision to cut recruitment corners by using anonymous job boards, missing out the all-important compliance checks.
Don’t get us wrong, recruitment isn’t an exact science, but too many interviewers rely on age-old tactics like ‘gut feel’ and ‘first impressions’ or new al mode video interviewing. However, how often do these approaches go wrong?
At Johnson Underwood we find that when you invest in the right process and spend the time (yes it’s an investment!) making sure the process works for both parties i.e. candidate and employer, it can pay dividends. And we can honestly say that we have a reputation and retention rate to be proud of! When employees have a good fit with their company, colleagues and line manager;
• they had greater job satisfaction
• identified more with their company
• were more likely to remain with the company
• were more committed and showed superior job performance
Perhaps recruiters are perceived as nothing better than CV senders? Perhaps employers are their own worst enemy – promoting a first come first served approach through a ‘no win no fee’ system at the expense of thoroughness and detail?
What’s certain in our opinion is that if you want to take the guesswork out of recruitment it takes time and money; both well spent to achieve the outcomes you seek. The time that will be returned threefold when you have happy and productive employees and do not need to recruit as often and money well spent on not having to constantly interview, induct and train for candidates then to leave.
So don’t leave it to chance, get your recruitment spot on with Johnson Underwood by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01604 626162.