Hassle Free HR – Recruitment and Labour Turnover

Do you measure labour turnover and its causes within your business? If not then it is highly likely that this is a hidden cost which could be impacting upon your business’ profitability.

Labour turnover is the number of employees who left your business during the last 12 months as a percentage of the average number employed during that period. Results from the CIPD’s (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) 2015 Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey showed an average labour turnover of 13.6% for 2014. Is this higher or lower than your labour turnover rate?

With regard to those employees who left your business – why did they leave? Did you dismiss them because of poor conduct, poor performance or redundancy? If so, was it due to bad luck, unfortunate circumstances or was it because they should never have been recruited in the first place?

How effective is your recruitment strategy? Do you aim to get bums on seats or do you aim to recruit the right people, with the right skills and attitude to do the right jobs?

Recruiting the right person for a job can be a costly exercise for any employer. It may not just involve the cost of your time, it may also involve the time of others. In order to find a suitable candidate, you may need to advertise in the local or national press or utilise the services of a recruitment agency. Both these sources can be costly. That is why it is important to ensure you have an efficient, effective and fair process in place.

As an employer you have a legal responsibility to ensure that any recruitment activity you carry out is managed in a fair and unlawful way, compliant with the requirements of employment law. You need to ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, religious belief or age, during the process.

Hassle Free HR can help you by designing a bespoke structured recruitment process that is suitable for your organisation. We can produce template recruitment advertisements for each of your jobs which will ensure that you do not unlawfully discriminate on any of the grounds mentioned above.

We can produce interview scripts and design appropriate exercises or tests for each of your jobs which are designed to measure the appropriate skills and competencies required to perform that job successfully.

Hassle Free HR can also train you to carry out your recruitment in an effective and compliant way or alternatively you can employ us to carry out the recruitment activity for you, therefore giving you peace of mind and free time to focus on other areas of your business.

For more information, please contact hradvice@hasslefreehr.co.uk