With recruitment within early years remaining challenging and the industry becoming an employee’s market, I thought this month’s article I would like to have a “tongue in cheek” look at the top 100 reasons given for failing to show for an interview!
Not family fortunes, but ratio fortunes!
I am sure all providers and managers have a story to tell………..
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that took the trouble to message and contribute.
Below are the top ten results:
Grandmother/close family member / close friend suddenly passed away 30%
Accepted another job 22%
Grandmother/close family member / close friend suddenly fell ill 10%
Clashed with a funeral 10%
Decided location was too far 8%
Wrong Nursery 8%
Other reasons 6%
Had to leave the country suddenly due an emergency 4%
Did not have money for travel. 2%
My particular favorite is a young woman missing an interview because she decided to stay in for an Argos delivery (thank you Mat at One call Education.)
On a serious note; Not all applicant applies for and agrees to attend an interview only to then fail to attend for reasons given……..I would be surprised if say 30% of applicants had a sudden bereavement!
So what is going on?
Is it the shortage of candidates to vacancies arising to a employees market?
Does Early years in particular suffers a fluidity in the work force?
The answer is yes and more. Our early years teachers are coveted to perform a huge service in the education and welfare of our youngest and yet, due to the framework, cost and budget huge demands put upon them.
Why not contact us to see how we can inspire, motivate and cultivate a culture within your business to allow for better recruitment, retention and job satisfaction?