Organisations lack focus on career progression when recruiting

November 15, 2012   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Organisations are not recognising career progression as a major motivator for job seekers, missing the opportunity to attract the best professionals, according to the latest research from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The latest Robert Walters whitepaper, entitled "Using career progression to recruit the best professionals", surveyed over 1400 job seekers and 350 hiring managers to understand the types of career progression professionals seek. More than half of the professionals surveyed, at 55%, actively seek job advertisements that promote career progression but only 37% of organisations address it in their job adverts. Further, 65% of organisations only address career progression in the later stages of the recruitment process.

Sinead Hourigan, Director of Robert Walters Brisbane office adds, "Research consistently shows that the best talent attach very high importance to career progression, and will look for it early in the recruitment process. Organisations need to recognise progression as a major motivator, and make the most of every opportunity to promote their brand as an employer of choice throughout the recruitment process. Not doing so is a wasted marketing opportunity."

The whitepaper also found 80% of professionals would leave a role if there wasn't sufficient career progression available, with 79% of hiring managers saying staff had cited a lack of career progression as a reason for leaving.

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