Internal Recruiting – Improving employee retention

Posted by Anya Cromie on May 19, 2016 12:20:43 PM

Recruiting is an art of hiring and retaining employees, developing and implementing objectives and looking for the best people to fill a company’s needs. As recruiters we connect with candidates and assess for culture, competency and skill set. The same recruiting strategies are true for the workplace, companies need to regularly assess their teams to keep on top of morale, productivity and be involved in the day to day activities to improve employee retention.

In today’s highly competitive marketplace it’s important to keep great talent, and find out what employees like or dislike about their current position to help reduce turnover. Whether a formal interview or a casual conversation, employers should be asking some basic questions:

  • What attracted you to this job?
  • What issues are you having?
  • What makes for a great day at work?
  • What would you change about your job?
  • What can be done to support you and make you more successful?
  • What keeps you motivated?
  • What are your goals?

Companies need to focus on re-hiring their top talent, and ask the right questions at the right time. Organizations must be prepared for both the positive and negatives to help improve employee experiences. This is an opportunity to uncover what is going well and what employees like about their job, as well as identify areas that need improvement. For example, frustrations based on not receiving a promotion or realizing the job was not what they expected can be addressed early to avoid turnover. Knowing your employees and their motivation – rewards, money and recognition – will help expose information that will help improve employee satisfaction.

Employees want to feel valued and that their individual needs are being considered. Adding these internal recruiting practices can help the best talent feel supported and avoid the risk of being poached by other companies or recruiters. Everyone spends a lot of time at work, so making sure everyone is satisfied and committed helps build a stronger team!


Does your company encourage this type of interaction? – please share!

Topics: Recruiting, Success