Protecting Your Company Brand

Upholding your company's reputation & brand when looking for new talent

We have compiled everything you need to know about staff turnover, salary negotiations, getting back to potential new hires timeously, and avoiding overpaying. 

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for the love of it. - Henry David Thoreau

Changing careers or even starting out in a career can be a daunting task, especially if you aren't sure how to handle the process that leads up to it. We have asked our experts to give you all the advice you need to handle counteroffers, adjusting to your new environment, and dealing with buyers remorse in a new job.

Our recruiters have had plenty of first hand experience of how many companies end up losing their next superstar because they took too long to make a decision. The bottom line is - Time kills deals and in order to secure top talent for your business, you need to act fast when you feel you have found the right candidate.
Here is a top tip from Jody:
"Don't interview a potential new hire for longer than what is necessary. You should try and get straight to the point by asking focused and precise questions. Your main goal should be to determine whether they are qualified enough to perform in the role, and that they understand and are invested in going through the hiring process. Our Drake Online Application Forms allow us to speed up the process of screening applicants and presenting you with a shortlist of candidates that are ready and available for new opportunities."
We are here to help you establish a hiring process that works best for your company! Speak to us to find out more.
We asked Tersia to give us a top tip to avoid having to overpay a potential new hire because you took too long to make a hiring decision and this is what she had to say:
"Commit to a turnaround time of 48 hours after interviewing a potential new hire. When you set a timeframe, candidates will be expecting the feedback within that time and you will be able to get their feedback too which means you will both know where you stand in the process."
Salary discussions are an inevitable part of the hiring process and companies stand at risk of tarnishing their relationship with their potential new hire if they offer a salary less than what was originally on offer.
  • Benchmark salaries according to position & job spec before advertising
  • If the candidate does not meet all the criteria’s, do not offer candidate a lower salary
  • Be forthcoming about salary in interview process so the candidate knows what to expect, if an offer is received

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How important is effective communication in staff retention?

We asked Nicole Richings, our HR Solutions departments HR Officer what her views on effective communication for staff retention are, and this is what she had to say:
"Trust leads to effective communication; effective communication leads to teamwork and teamwork leads to success."
She couldn't have said it better!

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