The number one reason why HR professionals cited for leaving their job was “unhappiness with organisational culture ”, which accounted for 22% of respondents who work in the HR sector. However, employers in the HR sector feel that dissatisfaction with management and work not being challenging enough as the two main factors that drive employee turnover. This is according to the findings of the Abrivia 2017 Salary Survey and Economic commentary, in association with Trinity College Dublin.
From the employee responses, lack of career advancement opportunities and dissatisfaction with management were cited as the second and third most popular reasons for HR employees leaving their last job.
However, the main headline is that 22% of HR respondents (a majority) cite unhappiness with organisational culture as the main reason for leaving their last job but a mere 13% of employers in the HR sector feel that culture drives employee turnover.
What does this mean?
This translates into a huge opportunity for HR employers. With 41% of HR employees planning to change jobs in 2017, spending time on nurturing a positive culture in your organisation along with selection policies which take cultural compatibility into account could really make you stand out from the competition in terms of candidate attraction.
“Anecdotally, many candidates are now asking me cultural related questions in regards what it would be like working in certain organisations. This ties in with the survey findings. Cultural compatibility is becoming a major motivating factor for HR employees in Ireland’s HR sector. Employers, who take note of this trend will reap the rewards in terms of candidate attraction”
Emily Mason, Director of Human Resources, Abrivia Recruitment