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Are you resource planning for your 2016 workforce?

12th January 2016

It’s no surprise to many that the skill shortage is becoming an increasing issue in 2016. Whilst there isn’t a quick fix, planning out exactly where your future workforce is going to come from, and of course how you will retain your current people, must be high on every businesses agenda right now.

Although providing training and support with personal development, along with identifying employee’s career paths, is essential to nurturing your existing employees, what are you doing to attract the best possible employees to your business in a highly competitive market?

It’s accepted that since the recession times have changed and loyalties are somewhat diminishing, people are prepared to leave their jobs far more frequently than they used to. Having a clear resourcing and retention plan for 2016 and beyond is essential to ensure you attract and retain the very best talent.

Top of candidate’s list of work priorities in 2016 is; what are you prepared to invest in their future? And increasingly, can you offer work life balance? This could simply mean a location based closer to home and less travel or flexible working options.

Most New Year’s Resolutions generally include something like ‘be happier, be better and be healthier’, having a rewarding career is fundamental to this mind set. If there is anything that sways them away from their positive 2016 goals then their job may be the first thing they look to change.  So now is the perfect time to sharpen your pencil and get your thinking caps on…how do you differ from other employers? What can you offer in terms of work life balance? This is the perfect time to start planning.

In addition to HR and your direct resource plans, Bromak can help and advise you along the way. We aim to become an invaluable partner in what is often a very long and timely process which involves a lot of resources.

We do this day in day out and we can help! Yes we charge a fee or add a margin, but if you get the very best talent and we help to keep you ahead of competing businesses then surely the time saved and expertise provided in this area gives clear value for money?

If you feel Bromak can help in any way, please contact the Head Office on 01204 532500 and we would be more than happy to advise free of charge and devise a plan for your future requirements. We are interested in long term partnerships and how we can assist in the recruitment process and make your experience more efficient.

Hannah Lever, Business Development Director, Bromak Recruitment

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