Attracting and keeping a skilled and engaged workforce is not something that can be addressed solely through recruitment and retention strategies.
I recently came across an article in my local newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, entitled 70% of Workers Thinking of Quitting.
In it, a local recruitment company quotes a study they carried out with 10,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand in which 70% of employees say that they are considering moving jobs. About 60% of respondents also say they feel they deserve a salary increase. The article seems to hint that employee salary expectations and thoughts about changing jobs are linked.
Accompanying the article, the NZ Herald put an online poll, for which the question was “How do you feel about your salary?” I couldn’t help thinking there was something missing.