For white-collar workers, the Great Resignation is here. Tired of being overworked and underappreciated, well-compensated professional service workers are opting out of Corporate America unless a company embraces modern expectations such as hybrid work environments, flexible schedules, and valuing people over profit.
Ask a blue-collar worker and they may say the Great Resignation started on the production floors back when the majority of the world was on lockdown. While many white-collar workers were struggling to juggle work, children, and pets at home, manufacturing workers were either furloughed or essential. When at work, they were often dealing with COVID tests and protocols, disrupted production lines, quarantine, and overtime. It may come as no surprise that when lockdowns were over, many decided they were better off as a stay-at-home parent or with a pay reduction at an office job.
Check out the 2021 national quit levels at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector took the worst hit.
And then there is the perspective of the small and medium businesses, who persevered through the global pandemic, pivoted to save their companies and their employees, but spared time to help out their communities with food, personal protective equipment, and supplies any way they could. Now that customers are coming back and order volume is improving, they struggle to ramp up staff at the pace needed for growth.
With more job openings than workers to fill them, companies are looking for new ways to reach candidates and once they do, stand above and beyond others. Job site postings won’t cut it anymore. Following are some new ways to reach ideal candidates and make sure your company is where they land.
The job market is tough. But, if you promote your job openings like you promote your products and services, and if you treat employees like you treat your customers, in the end you will find what you are looking for.