Half of workers would not be re-hired

More than one-third of HR directors
would only re-hire half their workforce, according to new research.

A report by the National Human
Resources Director Survey 2000 found that HR directors are largely dissatisfied
with the quality of their employees. 
However, 25 per cent of HR directors would re-hire 75-100 per cent of
their workforce, an improvement on last year.

The most critical people issues are
hiring the right people and retaining your workforce, with 99 per cent of HR
directors putting these issues at the top of the list in terms of importance of
the organisation.

The report also found that 49 per
cent of employers do not calculate the cost of staff turnover.  The most effective way of retaining employees
is ensuring that the employee is comfortable with the organisational culture,
the report claims.

The survey sent out questionnaires
to 1,000 HR directors and received 80 responses.


By Karen Higginbottom

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