Think all your employees are perfectly happy working for your company and don’t have a roaming eye for other jobs? Think again. CareerBuilder’s 2015 Candidate Behavior Study shows that as many as 3 in 4 full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities.
It isn’t just the unemployed who are putting themselves out there and competing for jobs; it’s likely some of the people sitting in your cubicles are also looking for greener pastures. And today, it’s easier than ever before for employees to build a personal brand online and for your competitors to like what they see and approach them.
You are probably aware that there has been a recruitment power shift — the power has shifted from the employer to the candidate — and it is candidates who are now powering the economy.
What does this mean for you?
This finding doesn’t mean you should brace your company for a mass exodus any time soon, but it should be a sign for you to begin to invest in your employees right now, if you aren’t already.
Conduct stay interviews, make sure they’re being compensated fairly, mentor them, offer them opportunities to advance their careers, provide feedback and recognize them regularly for their efforts. These are all simple but powerful ways you can communicate to your employees that you value them and want them to stay.