The COVID-19 pandemic has created great stress for many workers. A recent survey held across the US and the UK has highlighted that 40% of the workforce are looking to leave their roles over the next 6 months. At the same time, organisations are struggling to find the right candidates.
How can redeployment help?
HR Directors are continuously evolving and looking for new methods to retain staff, the figures above are concerning for HR departments as hiring new talent is time consuming and expensive. Redeployment is the act of moving an employee from their current role to another role within the organisation and this is often carried out during a restructure. Redeployment offers the employee the opportunity to try a different role within the business and may encourage employees to stay with an organisation for a longer period of time as the new role may offer greater responsibility, seniority and/or a pay rise.
Redeployment has the following benefits:
- Time and money are saved on not having to train a new starter
- Increases staff retention and steers employees away from leaving
- Existing staff members will settle into the post much quicker than new recruits
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Why is having a redeployment strategy important?
Having a redeployment strategy in place highlights that team members are valued and supported throughout their career path within your organisation.
If you are looking to implement a redeployment strategy and you are looking for advice on how to do this, get in touch with Career Star Group today.