As an outsourced HR consultant, I regularly work with small businesses in need of support in Human Resources. Often these businesses are either in a start-up mode or have a small footprint and need part-time, efficient support to move their businesses forward.
Vacancies are currently at a record high, with over 10 million open positions in the United States. As a result, hiring managers are finding it harder than ever to recruit top talent for their teams.
It's a hot labor market right now, and leaders in all industries are struggling to recruit. This could be bad news, even if you're not actively hiring. A competitive labor market means that employers will go to extreme measures to headhunt the best people—including the people on your team.
Right now, there’s a lot of media buzz about the so-called Great Resignation. It’s true that more employees than ever are considering jumping ship in the wake of the pandemic, and quit rates are higher than ever.
The Great Resignation still hasn't abated, with record vacancies and over 40% of employees saying they're thinking of making a change. For employers, this means that it's more important than ever to get the employee experience right.
Growing your team is one of the hardest things about running a small business. If you're new to recruitment, you might find that even getting candidates to apply is surprisingly difficult—especially if you need people with specialist skills.