What are the biggest challenges for HR right now?

Last month we ran a poll on LinkedIn asking ‘What recruitment challenges are you facing right now?

Nearly half of all respondents said they were struggling with finding enough time to recruit. With vacancies at an all-time high, and unemployment rates still falling it’s taking longer to find suitable skilled candidates.

This can be a drain on your HR and internal recruitment teams which is where we’d recommend outsourcing some or all of your recruitment to a third party. It will save your business time, be more cost effective and streamlined too.

If you’d like to find out more about how outsourcing your recruitment can benefit you take a look at our article on the topic here.

A quarter of you said staff retention was an issue.  There could be a number of reasons for this, which makes it difficult to understand why your employees are leaving. The simplest way to get insights into the thoughts and motivations of your colleagues is to conduct employee surveys.

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These can be done at any point in the employee lifecycle starting at the onboarding stage, checking in on the engagement of existing employees, right through to exit interviews for those who do decide to move on. They can help pre-empt issues before they become a larger problem, as well as giving you a wealth of information that can help shape processes and policies that support your people. You can see a recent case study showing how these surveys have benefitted Bellway Homes here.

For the 14% of you who said you have too many applications – that’s something we can help with too. Our ResourceBank Flex service helps busy teams manage high volumes of recruitment, run targeted campaigns and control their costs.  We are able to provide the help you need at any point of the recruitment journey and at any level we can work with you to deliver your recruitment projects on time and to budget. We’re currently on our third project working with legal firm Charles Russell Speechleys who we have supported with their graduate and apprentice recruitment.


ResourceBank are a leading provider of outsourced HR, recruitment and talent solutions. We work as an extension of your HR team and have specialist expertise of each area. Get in touch below to see how we can support your business.

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Get in touch to find out more about the different ways ResourceBank can help your organisation. Speak to Charlotte Todd-Smith on 07734 972679 or click the button below to book a time that suits you.
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