Staff retention is 'top priority for HR'


Staff retention is 'top priority for HR'
Human resources (HR) managers are focusing on staff retention for the year ahead, a new survey has revealed.

According to provider of talent management solutions of Taleo, 30 per cent of 200 HR managers describe their biggest challenge for 2008 as retaining staff.

A further 23 per cent said that hiring the best talent for the company was their main priority.

International senior vice president for Taleo Neil Hudspith commented that HR professionals are working in a challenging recruitment environment.

"HR is experiencing sustained pressure to recruit and retain the best people in a market where employees are increasingly calling the shots," he said.

"In response, boards are increasing HR budgets and HR executives are looking for technology solutions to help them solve their recruiting and retention challenges."

The study found that 33 per cent of HR departments expect their budgets to increase over the next 12 months.

A recent poll by revealed that 2008 is expected to be a year of proactive job hunting by employees.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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