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Employees who are “coasting”, who aren’t being challenged - and who aren’t developing and progressing represent a significant retention risk. In fact, in one study, 70% of people who wanted to leave their organisation were ready to move on because of progression/development reasons.

May 21, 2018 8:38:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

On May 25th 2018, a new set of regulations called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the EU.

Designed to give consumers more control over who has access to their personal data and how that data is used, GDPR is changing the way that businesses collect, store and use information about their customers.

One important change is that businesses will need to receive positive consent to use private data for marketing purposes in the future. This means that customers need to expressly opt-in to being contacted - it’s no longer enough for companies to assume that you want to receive their emails.

May 11, 2018 10:04:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

When they’re mulling over whether or not to stay with a particular company, the training and development opportunities on offer are a major consideration for employees. This is especially the case for Millenials - with one study showing that 87% of employees in this group regard development and growth as very important to their decisions to stay or go.

May 8, 2018 10:07:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

Career progression is a top priority for your employees. That feeling of going nowhere, of being bored and unchallenged is one of the biggest triggers to quit an existing job (far above salary). And as Facebook found, the people who are with you for the long haul are very likely to feel they are picking up the skills and experiences they need to develop their careers.

Apr 24, 2018 8:51:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

When potential new recruits check out your credentials as a possible career destination, two questions are likely to be on their mind.

First off, “What’s it like to work there?”. Alongside this, “What kind of growth opportunities are on offer?”. Here’s how to focus on the second one: growth - and how to showcase it in the most effective ways possible...

Apr 13, 2018 8:53:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

What kind of employee experience are you able to offer candidates in 2018? At Papirfly, we’ve been putting the reported recruitment trends for this year under the spotlight. And while they tend to cover varied aspects of recruitment strategy, they all come back to this fundamental question.

Mar 29, 2018 9:33:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

When you find out that as many as 20% of staff who leave their company do so in the first 45 days, you’d be forgiven for thinking that high early employee churn is somehow a fact of life.

Mar 22, 2018 8:56:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

Far from being dead in the water, clued-up employers realise that for maximising both staff retention and productivity, the staff induction process is crucial. It’s far more accurate to say that staff inductions are evolving rather than dying - with technology and employer branding both playing a big part in driving that change.

Mar 15, 2018 10:02:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

The message is pretty clear: for new starters to stick around, it’s worth putting in the groundwork to make it happen. So is there something missing from your current onboarding efforts? Follow this checklist to get it right…

Mar 1, 2018 10:43:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment

If employer branding is about presenting a compelling promise to your new recruits, then onboarding should be about delivering on that promise.

Your goal? A seamless transition from recruit, to happy new employee - and (in an ideal world!) right through to star performer.

So how do you achieve it? Our earlier article explained how top recruiters get it right. Here, we’ll explain how the right tech can make the onboarding process as straightforward as possible.

Feb 16, 2018 9:09:00 AM by Phil Owers |0 Comments Add Comment