Hanover, Md. — July 10
About 60 percent of employees would leave their current position for a competitive offer, according to the recent “Recruit or Retain Report” from recruiting and staffing firm Aerotek Inc.
While the survey reveals a positive correlation between employee development and the likelihood of an employee to stay, nearly 30 percent of employees reported having no ongoing training in their current jobs. Looking at hiring decision-makers’ outlook on developing their workforce, all agree training is important, but lack of time was cited as the top deterrent from training and developing employees.
In addition to looking at employee and hiring decision-makers’ sentiment regarding career development, Aerotek also asked hiring decision makers about the current outlook on hiring new employees.
Half of respondents reported having less time to train new hires and about a third expect more from today’s new hires than before the recession. Not surprisingly, 69 percent of hiring decision makers said that the biggest impact on cost of hiring is that it takes longer to find a qualified candidate than before the recession, the report said.