Are You Scaring Away Top Job Candidates?

By |2019-10-23T12:03:33-07:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recruiting & Retention|Tags: , , , , , |

Death. Debilitating Illness. Retirement. Quitting. Your most knowledgeable employees are on the precipice of disappearing. Every day, 10,000 Boomers retire. Your youngest rising stars – 21-37-year-old millennials -- now comprise the biggest part of the workforce. But they are far less likely to stick around than their predecessors. Odds are 66% will leave in less than two years. It’s a workplace crisis. How prepared are you to fill your inevitable next opening? More and more, particularly small and mid-sized companies, are finding themselves vulnerable, caught unprepared to recruit top talent.   When employees step out, critical work goes undone. Current staff is already working overtime. There’s a limit to how much more they can do to cover. The busier you are the harder it is to make time to replace your mission-critical talent. Today’s labor-constrained environment is hyper-competitive, making it more challenging than ever to attract and retain the right people [...]

Millennials Flip the Work Hierarchy

By |2019-10-22T14:46:11-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Recruiting & Retention|

Millennials already are the largest segment in the workplace. Within the next two years, 50 percent of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials. It will be 75 percent by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Millennials are enjoying their unified might, all the mightier in today’s current tight labor market. They ARE your work-force, this is your new business reality.  They will force the workplace to adapt to their desires as much or more than they will adapt to it. How do you attract the best of the available talent pool?   What Do Millennials Want? John Lennon may have come from an earlier generation, but with this quote he is definitely singing the millennials tune…. “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the [...]