Jobs market revival to cause problems for SMEs, says report


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could struggle to keep hold of their best employees as the jobs market continues to recover from the economic downturn.

A survey by CareerBuilder UK has found over a quarter (26 per cent) of workers intend to move to another company over the next 12 months.

Similarly, while over two-fifths (43 per cent) of the 1,000 respondents said they were not on the lookout for a fresh challenge, if a desirable opportunity were to present itself, then they would be open to leaving their current post.

Salary (65 per cent) and issues with management (36 per cent) were two of the main reasons why people wanted to depart from the employer.

Firms are now being advised to focus on improving employee wellbeing levels, through policies like flexible working, as part of their retention strategies.

CareerBuilder UK managing director Scott Helmes said: “Offering frequent recognition, merit bonuses, training programmes and clearly defined career paths are important ways to show workers what they mean to the company.”


Posted by the Secret Businessman