Bosses tell employees to keep their job applications a secret

Bosses tell employees to keep their job applications a secret

Employees have to keep their intentions to apply for new roles a secret from their managers.

That is according to Futurestep’s latest executive survey. The survey polled 1,000 executives. 32% believed workers should keep their intention to apply for jobs inside the company a secret.

At the same time, a majority of the executives said that employees should be able to climb the career ladder within the company. 87% believed that the recruitment and retention of talent could be improved by promoting a strong internal mobility program. The executives said that those programs should encourage employees to apply for new roles within the company.

David Marzo is the Vice President and General Manager at Futurestep. He believes that “organisational transparency can increase” the engagement of employees. That way it could also improve the retention of staff as well as “reducing competitive intelligence leakage.”

45% of the executives saw internal recruitment as the best way of sourcing talent. 55% favoured external searches.

Jeanne MacDonald is the President of Global Talent Acquisition Solutions at Futurestep. She believes internal recruitment should be encouraged. MacDonald explains: “In today’s ‘always-on’ highly technical workplace, it’s increasingly difficult to find qualified talent."


Comments (1)

  • Sean Durrant
    Sean Durrant
    Thu, 5 Nov 2015 8:47am GMT
    In my experience if a manager doesn't encourage talent to stay within the organisation they'll look for opportunity outside of it.

    A lot of people register with agencies to further their career when often the company they work for can accommodate them.

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