The Difference Between Hiring and Retaining
The competition is fierce for technical talent. New STEM graduates can walk out of a recruiting event with a handful of offers.
Events like the Grace Hopper Celebration state it well: “We envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build it.”
Candidates need to see that society in your company. But even the strongest, most authentic recruitment process can fall apart after your new recruits start their jobs if the workplace does not reflect what they saw during the recruiting process.
As a recruiter, I can get someone into our company; their colleagues and team members will keep them here. Simply put, we have to deliver on the promise from day one.