Recruitment on the up
Michelle Cryer, managing director of Midas Recruitment, quizzed the business of Lancashire about their outlook for 2013. Here she shares the results.A recent salary survey of local businesses has revealed interesting statistics so far. Human Resource professionals across the Lancashire region see a number of challenges ahead for recruiting the best talent in the forthcoming year – the biggest being a shortage of quality candidates.
1. What challenges do you expect to see in 2013 recruiting talent for your business?31% Shortage of quality candidates 14% Competition from competitors 22% Counter-offers to remain in current role 10% Shortage of your time available 23% Restriction with package you are able to offer
2. How do you expect employee numbers to change in 2013?35% No change 35% Increase 30% Decrease
What is interesting reading is that 35% of companies surveyed have plans to increase their headcount in 2013.3. What is most important when you recruit?
33% Fit for the business 0% Technical skills 67% Both important as each otherAlthough a third confirmed that fit for the business is most important when recruiting, 67% stated that fit for the business was equally as important as technical ability.
4. How do you normally recruit?4% Local paper 26% Own website 52% Recruitment Agency 18% Job Centre
Surprisingly the majority of businesses still use a Recruitment Agency for their recruitment with 52% confirmed. The Job Centre still plays an important part in Lancashire recruitment.5. What is the most effective retention strategy for your business?
22% Salary 17% Benefit package 48% Promotion and career development 4% Flexible working 9% OtherBusinesses recognise that in order to retain good employees they need to ensure that they have a clear path for career development and promotion with a 48% response rate.
6. What remuneration changes do you foresee in 2013?52% Increase 4% Decrease 26% Improved benefits 18% No change
What is pleasing to see is that 52% of businesses foresee an increase in remuneration for staff in 2013 which will certainly assist in staff retention in the long term.If you would like to participate in the salary survey please go to www.midassalarysurvey.co.uk.A detailed free copy of the salary survey report, highlighting also salaries in human resources, purchasing, supply chain, logistics, engineering and office will be available in 2013. If you would like a copy, please contact Michelle Cryer on 01772 821766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org