Employers urged to nurture staff

Employers are being warned to start nurturing their best staff now, ahead of the expected economic recovery, says financial recruitment firm Robert Half.

According to director of Robert Half, Andrew Brushfield, employees have “played second fiddle to their manager’s cost-cutting priorities and haven’t been given proper attention or investment since the onset of the global financial crisis.”

He urges employers to start nurturing their staff in order to keep their best talent on board.

“Challenging times can often bring out the best and worst in employees…it’s an employer’s job to recognise, nurture and take advantage of these performers to ensure they stay on board when the market recovers,” Brushfield said.

A new report released by Robert Half on the ‘Hidden Business Opportunities in the Downturn’ makes clear recommendations for employers to maximise opportunities in the downturn and prepare for market recovery. It urges employers to identify their top performers and develop the leadership qualities of these staff.

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