Recent surveys undertaken by CK Clinical aimed at pharmaceutical industry professionals showed that 56% of participants of the survey would be looking for a new role in the next 6 – 12 months with 30 % unsure and 14% saying they would not.
As such if you are an employer in this industry then likely you may find that staff move on after a certain amount of time and it could be that you wish to retain higher levels of staff retention. The surveys revealed some thought-provoking points as to why employees move on and what you can do to keep them.
What keeps staff in their current roles?
The survey revealed the top 5 reasons why professionals stay with their current organisations in order of priority:
- Good relationship with colleagues
- Good salaries
- Stability in role
- Career progression and new projects
- Overall trust in the organisation
Why good staff move on:
The top 5 reasons why the majority of participants had moved recently are:
- They reached a glass ceiling
- Used their current role as a stepping stone to progress.
- Expected to move
- Move on to a new development project and needed a new challenge
- Received a change in responsibilities without being consulted or rewarded.
Potential remedies to staff retention:
In view of the above results, here are 5 potential remedies which overall would encourage staff to stay with your organisation:
- Provide internal opportunities for promotion, progression and new challenges
- Give staff the choice of taking on significant change in responsibilities
- Resolve internal friction between staff
- Take stock of staff morale
- Provide a fair salary for work undertook
Source of information: CK Clinical industry survey 2015 and medical information professionals survey 2015.