The ‘war on talent’ is still a danger to staff retention levels

UK employers are still facing dangers in retaining staff because the ‘war on talent’ is “still very much alive”, according to HR director at recruitment firm Kelly Services, Katie Ivie.

Responding to research published today that shows two thirds (66%) of employees are seeking training outside their workplace in order to advance their careers, Ivie told HR magazine workers no longer want “old-fashioned” training methods.

“Individuals are starting to take responsibility for their own progression, which is great to see but the problem is they are becoming more valuable in the workplace and attractive to rival employers,” Ivie said.

“The training budget is always the first to be hit when companies are cutting budgets but employers need too open up their mindset and get away from worn-out training models,” Ivie added….

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