sundaymorningstaple wrote:We, unlike squirrel's employer, are a small SME and we love it when our employees get PR. We find, since 2009, that we have a better chance of keeping them with PR then we do while they are on S passes as it's always a gamble at renewal time with the tightening up of criteria to be able to keep them, thanks to MOM. Once they are on PR, as noted, they don't impact our quota and opens up another slot.
An eeny meany correction .. MY FORMER EMPLOYERS WERE PREDOMINANTLY LIKE THAT ..
Oh, want references, I can quote a dozen plus plus small companis who aer extremely terrified of the staff's mobility once they are on EP ! Especially in the IT / SI Line.
In your trade, maybe, staff migration is the least of your worries !
In other trades, I have seen HR and managers terrified of losing staff, and are on the constant to lookout for 'warning' signs, and prod the colleagues if they feel employee x is showing signs of leaving, and keeping them on EP - they think the staff will think twice before jumping ship. Which was true a few years ago when the MOM rule was that you must resign and cancel the EP before submitting a new one, unlike now, where you can jump ship after getting your new EP.
Of late, of course, getting staff into PR maybe wiser, as you explain.