Posted on October 8th, 2021
Employers are facing tough times following the pandemic, says one of the noted workforce development consultants in the US. He said, "COVID19 changed how the employment game is played, and now employers are scrambling to find qualified people to work. Adding to this, 3 million boomers opted out last year, took their packages and retired."
He further stated, "COVID19 also redefined how people see work, family, and life. Being home with their children, working virtually, coupled with the assistance of Government unemployment, gave people a lot of time to analyze their lives, work, and future."
Summing up, he said, "People no longer want to work for lower than living wage standards, watching higher-ups make tons of money while they break even, or be treated as a number."
All these only connote that there is a new normal in the USA — "Being Valued". Employees are asking for recognition both in terms of pay and treatment.
A national workforce researcher at the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Symposium also shared the same opinion. He said, "More than ever, valuing employees is a necessary recruitment and retention strategy."
The same researcher's report even had sufficient reasons explaining why employees are not getting back to the workplace and why they are not interested in settling down for something less. He said the only way to tackle the situation for the employers is by valuing them.
Below are a few of the points he emphasized on which the employers should focus to retain employees and sustain their businesses.
So, as a responsible employer, if you wish to recruit and retain employees pay heed to these suggestions.
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