3 surprising things that attract and retain today's talent

3 surprising things that attract and retain today's talent

With the competitiveness of job-hunting and recruiting remaining fierce, employers need to be doing everything that they can to attract and retain today’s top talent.

Research conducted by employment services platform LinkedIn,revealed the three main tips for attracting and retaining top talent:

1. It’s not just about employee well-being

Office design company Morgan Lovell say that employee well-being is a key issue that companies are striving to address to ensure that employees are happy and motivated and ensuring that they can retain top talent.

51% of respondents said that they were proudest to work for a company that promotes flexible working, whilst 47% said that they want to be able to be themselves at work.

46% of respondents said that they want to have a positive impact on society through the work that they do.Acas research suggests that giving employees job variety, being clear with what is expected of them and progression opportunities for employees, are all good ways of enhancing employee well-being.

2. Lead with values

Inc.com says that more and more staff view their job as more than just a regular pay check. Research has shown that 71% of professional workers said they would happily take pay cuts if it meant that they could work at a place that had values like their own.

Global human resources and talent management, Nicholas Schoenlaub, writes on LinkedIn: “Core values are becoming primary recruiting and retention tools. With the ease of researching companies, job seekers are doing their homework on the identities of the companies they are applying for and weighing whether these companies hold the values that the job seekers consider as important.”

3. A sense of belonging

The LinkedIn study said that cultivating a working environment where all employees feel like they have a purpose and belong “is the secret weapon for retention”.

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LinkedIn’s Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidate report revealed that 59% thought that recognition for company achievements was the most important factor to making them feel included at work.

51% ranked the opportunity to express opinions freely second, with feeling that their contributions to meetings are valid ranking in third position (50%).

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