While the economy has bounced back somewhat within the last ten years, finding top talent remains difficult for many companies. In fact, in 2015, 70 percent of small businesses surveyed said they had trouble finding qualified talent, with 15 percent saying it was the greatest threat to growing their business. Why is this still happening and how can you combat it?
- Wages don’t lure top talent. Along with a faltering economy comes economizing, and this includes lack of ability for some companies to offer the kind of competitive salaries that bring in quality employees. A June 2016 study by Randstad found that only one third of companies have raised its salaries within the past year. And while money isn’t everything, it can certainly help when trying to bring in qualified employees.
- They already have jobs. The irony of the upswing in job growth? A lot of qualified talent already have jobs, and they don’t plan on leaving anytime soon. If they have a job and financial stability, employees won’t necessarily leave (unless a company can offer some sort of enticement). And those companies that have wised up to offering incentives such as flexible scheduling — a must for hiring millennials, the largest growing group of workers — or health benefits have also snagged the best employees.
- So what can you do? Fortunately there’s a solution for just such a dilemma: PrideStaff has the talent pool you seek and the long-standing record to prove it. They have won Inavero’s Diamond Staffing Award for both client and talent for three years running (the only staffing firm to do so), and they stand behind their quality. PrideStaff will connect you with the highest level of talent in your industry. Fostering a relationship with them means you’ll always have qualified applicants at your fingertips.
So before you bemoan the lack of good candidates out there, reach out to the recruiting experts at PrideStaff Thousand Oaks to find your next star, for right now or the foreseeable future. Let them help you end this struggle.