New hires quick to leave to find something better

New reports have found employees don't even make it a year at a new job before they're looking for the next best thing.

By the time a new hire gets good at their job, they're already starting to look for the next one. University of Houston career development specialist Helen Godfrey said applicants aren't asked relevant questions in regards to the actual job.

“I think having the hiring manager to do the pre-screening and then when they’re doing the group interview, really gives everyone an idea what you’re looking for, what kind of person are you looking for,” said Godfrey.

A recent survey finds that 35 percent of employees polled will start looking for a new job if they didn't get a raise in the next year.

Godfrey said employers need to keep an open mind about the applicants they get.

“I think a lot of talent is overlooked because people want someone who’s done that exact job, but they’re not looking at the transferable skills,” said Godfrey.

Another survey found that up to 50 percent of companies contacted had problems retaining long-term employees.

Godfrey suggested for employers set the tone for your dream candidate, make sure they're trained well and go to everyone's office and know what each person does. She said there needs to be clear expectations, a manager who wants you to succeed and an open door policy, all go a long way to keeping an employee.

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