In today’s labour hire market, the demand for skilled labourers is at an all-time high, with a multitude of job vacancies waiting to be filled. Although not a ‘hot topic’ of conversation, labour hire companies across the board are struggling to fill these open positions and agree that a serious skills shortage is being faced.
When applying for a new job, most candidates will try to portray themselves in the best possible light, attempting to stand out against the rest, and a resume, cover letter and interview are vital details recruitment consultants need to feel confident when hiring a candidate. A majority of candidates have nothing to hide and are motivated by presenting themselves honestly, however, these details often only scratch the surface of the candidate’s suitability to a role.
Employees quit their job for a variety of reasons. The majority of these are under the control of their employer. In fact, an employee’s perception of their job and opportunities, including the company culture and environment, are significant factors that encompass their experience in the workplace. Fundamentally, an employer is responsible for establishing this experience of their employees and for fostering a professional workplace environment in which opportunities for growth are presented to the people they employ.