What can employers do to retain and recruit staff during The Great Resignation?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11 November 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Recruitment and Selection; Staff Retention

. Far from the mass redundancies that were being predicted when furlough ended, we've seen an extremely buoyant jobs market, to say the least. Firms are expanding and recruiting in an unexpected way. There are staff shortages across some very key industries. We've got hospitality, retail, and of course, the highly publicised haulage industry issues.

As far as employees are concerned, the workplace is a seller's market. "What are you prepared to give me to get me to work for you, really?" We've got 1.2 million job vacancies across the UK. That was in September that poll was taken. That's a record, but it puts employers under pressure. They need to respond.

I read another survey that says

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This article is correct at 11/11/2021

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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