Happier Staff When Companies Treat Them Like Footballers
LEEDS, England, November 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
The UK has seen a downturn in staff retention levels across both Private and Public
sector. A small company in Yorkshire is fighting the trend by winning big and promoting
Since the start of 2012, staff morale has been lower in the UK than in previous years
due to the fear factor of the employment market, the threat of double dip recession and
the increased levels of competition. Retention has become more difficult since 2009 and
continues to make employers working environments less productive. Two-thirds (66%) of
organisations report that they experienced difficulties in retaining staff during the
Recruitment experts have noticed a buck in the trends with companies who look closer
at company culture and make important changes to how people feel within their business.
Online recruitment advertising specialists, Online Resourcing, proved that internal
personal investment increases retention. In the past 2 years the company has maintained
96% retention. Newly promoted Sales Director, Jonathan Fieldhouse as been with Online
Resourcing since 2008 and has seen how internal development breeds positivity, creativity
and drives results.
In relation to staff retention, Jonathan Fieldhouse, Sales Director commented:
“Internal investment and belief in staff has been the key to our success. It is true
that a positive environment allows for personal development. I was brought on to develop
sales and with the support of management team I grew accounts like Nestle, Mars and
Persimmon Homes, honed my skills and now set the sales strategy for future growth as the
company Sales Director.”
Addressing this need for knowledge, Online Resourcing’s top tips for staff retention
include openness to employees, keenness to develop staff’s current skills and most
importantly to take the time to acknowledge key skills and strengths.
Managing Director, Oliver Adderley commented:
“Managing your staff is like managing a football team, it is all about putting key
players in their strongest position.”
Notes to editor:
Who is Online Resourcing?
Online Resourcing specialises in harnessing the power and flexibility of the Internet
to recruit high quality staff for clients across the UK and Ireland. Providing clients
with specialist media schedules that target candidates and providing a full candidate
management service, Online Resourcing offer a fast and highly cost effective direct
alternative to traditional recruitment Our clients include Brakes, Nestle, Mars Inc,
Whitbread, Arco, International Power, Gala Coral and Laing O’Rourke.
SOURCE Online Resourcing