Maureen Sharib has a nice little riff today regarding headhunters.
In it, she makes the the point that companies can do different things to prevent headhunters from contacting their staff -OR- that same company can focus time and attention on creating a company where your staff will want to stay, given a choice. Here's what she posits as focus points:
- Having a mission they can be proud of, and carrying it out.
- Training your workers well.
- Paying them competitively and promoting on merit.
Here's something amazing: When I recruit people, these are the same things, in rough order, that my candidates want in their next job that they haven't found in their current role. BTW, #4 is "A Great Boss that doesn't micro-manage me."
Can't think of what specific action you've taken to assure staff retention? Got any Java Developers who need a job? I need to fill a few roles...