Survey Says…What Did We Learn?

We are always looking to learn and isolate ways to get better at hiring, developing, and retaining top talent for ourselves and our customers. We recently conducted a survey to professionals who started new roles in 2019. The most important criteria in selecting a new employer was workplace culture. Compensation, career advancement, benefits, type of work, and development opportunities were also noted.

What else did we learn?

  1. Company Reviews Matter
  2. Your New Hires May Still Be Looking
  3. Talent is Craving Development
  4. It’s a Candidate Driven Market

Why should these four topics matter to you?

Company Reviews Matter

Top talent is engaged and NOT typically applying to job postings. However, once attracted to an opportunity, top talent is looking online to research company reviews

Glassdoor led this category with 56% of candidates visiting the site to look at reviews. Here’s a few other sites noted: Linkedin – 48%, Google – 46%, Indeed – 38%, and 15% of people didn’t look at reviews at all.

Are Your New Hires Still Looking?

15% of respondents stated they were still actively looking after accepting a position. Almost 72% of this same group received additional employer inquiries, and 51% had other job offers to consider.

Talent is Craving Development

A striking 87% of Millennials rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities as important to them in a job” (69% of non-millennials say the same!).


job seekers interestsIt’s a Candidate-Driven Market

Yes, the unemployment rate is at an extremely low level. However, the reality is we don’t have to solve the talent shortage. We collectively need to improve recruiting and development. A long drawn out interview process will not attract and secure top talent. Lack of development will reduce the retention rates of top talent. Let’s work together to attract and retain top talent with ongoing discussions on how your employees can develop technical and soft skills.

Recruiting passive candidates is an art and a science. Sharing our compelling stories and on-boarding top talent is just the beginning. Strategically aligning talent with managers / coaches who excel at development is where the magic retention of the right people happens. We believe this aligns with our mission to be the staffing provider and employer of choice by helping people and companies achieve their goals.

Chris Carlson

Chris is an experienced executive in the staffing industry. She has developed operational analyses, implemented programs /compensation plans, and has assisted hundreds of firms streamline processes and upgrade the competencies of their workforce. Finding innovative ways to generate new business, isolate top talent, and build teams is her passion. She has designed and executed many successful strategic marketing /recruiting plans and promotions. Chris began her career at Aureus Group, a full-service professional recruiting firm, in 1994 and currently serves as the Managing Director of Aureus Group specializing in the Finance and Accounting, Information Systems, and Executive Leadership roles in all industries including; Healthcare Administration, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Commercial Services, and Manufacturing.

In addition, Chris is a Certified Professional Consultant, and has an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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