Preparing for the Future: Talent Shortages

Almost all industries are experiencing talent shortages during The Great Resignation. Employees are leaving their jobs and finding more satisfying work. Or, they are retiring from the workforce to pursue personal interests.

As a result, hiring and retaining talent is increasingly difficult. There are significantly more job openings than unemployed workers to fill them.

Not having enough employees reduces productivity and performance. This impacts business operations and your bottom line.

The talent shortage is expected to last through next year. This is why you must begin finding ways now to bring aboard talent when you need to hire.

Follow these guidelines to start preparing now for future talent shortages.

Update Your Job Descriptions

  • Use inclusive language.
  • Include the top three job duties and responsibilities.
  • Minimize the number of requirements for the role.
  • Share details of your company culture.
  • Mention training, professional development, and opportunities for advancement.
  • Provide a competitive compensation range and benefits package
  • Offer a signing bonus.

Offer Flexibility

  • Provide remote or hybrid work.
  • Offer a flexible schedule.
  • Include a significant amount of paid time off.
  • Mention other ways your company supports work-life balance.

Share Your Job Openings

  • Partner with local high schools, colleges, and universities to build student relationships and promote career opportunities.
  • Participate in professional organizations to build relationships and discuss job openings.
  • Join a local job fair.
  • Share job postings on niche job boards and websites.

Increase Your Candidate Pools

  • Focus on hiring veterans, people with disabilities, and people with autism.
  • Contact previous applicants to see if they are looking for jobs.
  • Promote opportunities for training, retraining, or upskilling.

Elevate the Candidate Experience

  • Have a short hiring process.
  • Include a fast, easy application process.
  • Regularly update each candidate on where they are in the hiring process.
  • Share what the next step is and when to expect to hear from you.
  • Answer candidate questions as quickly as possible.
  • Extend a job offer in a short amount of time.
  • Let candidates know when the position is filled.

Partner with a Staffing Agency

  • A staffing agency that specializes in your industry has experienced candidates looking for roles.
  • The candidates are pre-screened, tested, and ready to begin working.
  • You meet with the recruiter to discuss your staffing needs and company culture in depth.
  • The recruiter sends qualified candidates to interview.
  • You decide which candidate to extend a job offer to.
  • The recruiter negotiates the job offer on behalf of the candidate.
  • When the job offer is accepted, the recruiter helps with onboarding.

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