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Should I stay or should I stay?
Another workplace 'trend'
As regular as clockwork we go from Great People Shortages to quiet quitting and now another brand new one – the irony has always been that these are nothing new at all.
In times of plenty, people seek more.
In times of scarcity, people hunker down on what they know as their ambitions slide along Region Beta Paradox.
I don’t think it should be a massive surprise that when there is news of market instability and mass redundancies everywhere, the promise of existing job security becomes more attractive than the allure of a better job.
There isn’t really any need to dig deep into analysis of this Trend.
All that matters is that we give the people we want to employ the right reason to talk to us.
Start the right conversations and show them why a move is a good idea after all, and you may even attract candidates other recruiters can’t access.
If you’ve focused on that in a Great Resignation candidate economy, you can maintain that focus during the Big Stay.
While if you hadn’t, now is the second best time to get good, as they say in gaming, and you can carry that through to the plentiful times too.
Besides, with all the mass redundancies, the number of active job seekers offsets those that are harder to access.
Is their status any reason to preclude them, and could their availability could be beneficial when, in the UK, notice periods can be 1 to 6 months?
If you can’t attract those that don’t think they want to move, you could always redefine what good is and help people back into work.
Anyway, back to longer editions next time as I look at the E in AIDE - experience.
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