Speaking Point: Poaching creates a fear that employees that leave will take valuable knowledge with them and therefore enhance the performance of your rivals. But it is entirely logical that if an employee leaves, you can gain knowledge from the place they went to! Simply put, we often socialize with our colleagues. When they start to work for a different firm, this does not mean that we stop talking to them. And what do they talk about? Work!
Speaking Point: A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Plateau Systems, an Arlington, Va.-based provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites, reveals that, despite high job satisfaction, a wide majority (74%) of employed full-time and part-time workers would consider a new job opportunity.
Speaking Point: Good employers recognize that good employees are valuable and reward them as such with recognition, compensation, and ongoing opportunity.
Speaking Point: Presently, poaching is an enormous part of the technology world. There is a high demand for experienced IT workers, fueled in part by the booming mobile industry and burgeoning cloud computing market.
Speaking Point: How can you tell if there is potential poaching at your workplace? The most frequent signal is a change in work habits, such as a lack of engagement with co-workers or projects. Frequent single-day absences, the wearing of more formal work attire, or getting up to date on expense accounts are other examples.
Speaking Point: But it is important to figure out how to keep your best employees from being poached: Discourage rival firms from targeting your talent. If a poaching event happens, your CEO should call their CEO and discourage the practice.
Speaking Point: Another way to keep your best? Keep the skills and performance of your employees secret. Don't advertise each new promotion or how to reach your employees. In Short, don’t make it easy for others to poach.
Speaking Point: Most importantly, make your top employees want to stay with you! Good workers will always have options. Make staying with your firm better than leaving. If your company is an enjoyable place to work, it could be costly to leave.