I do a lot of recruiting for our clients and it’s clear that the recruiting climate is changing. Gone are the days when longevity with a company is normal and valued; today more often than not we’re seeing the average candidate has a wide and varied employment history.
For companies that want to retain employees, it’s no longer safe to assume that loyalty to an organization will keep them there. Actively re-recruiting top employees should be a priority in today’s business world. How can a business start to “re-recruit?” Simple – the same way businesses recruit employees to begin with – an interview.
Exit interviews are important and should be performed with all exiting employees, but stay interviews are crucial for keeping key employees. Supervisors and HR departments should work together to determine what should be accomplished with a stay interview process:
For those key employees be prepared for the day when they might get another offer and know what options you have for countering an offer to try to get them to stay.
Organizations should plan to actively keep recruiting their current top employees, as the employment landscape changes, employees now have their pick between many different employment opportunities and loyalty alone won’t keep them anywhere.