There is an unprecedented convergence of labor dynamics that are driving our hiring and recruiting challenges. Strong economic growth is driving labor demand in all sectors of the economy. Labor participation rates are the lowest since 1976 and have not improved over the past 12 months. And we are at 4.8% unemployment for September.Read More
We have all heard about, experienced, or participated in "The Great Resignation of 2021." The numbers are staggering. According to the recent Microsoft Work Trend Index 2021, 41% of the workforce is considering moving employers. In our recent Job Seekers Mindset report, 58% of survey respondents say they are highly likely or likely to work for a new employer within the next 6 months.
Turnover itself is not a new topic of discussion. For years, organizations have considered its impact. And, for some, they accept it as a reality of their business and only look to manage it. Others have instigated it with a forced reduction in the workforce (pre-covid) to control costs. Leading companies have developed and executed initiatives around recruiting, training, managerial development, employee surveys and recognition & engagement to reduce turnover. All organizations must embrace a new strategic direction as the impacted costs will be severe, especially since this is now employee driven.Read More
The 2021 Job Seeker Report is the third installment of a nationwide biennial survey conducted by the Trendicators research division of Engage2Excel Group. Below are some of the questions we asked a representative sample of 1,500 individuals from all major industries and demographic groups in the US:
- What are the most important reasons for which you would accept or reject a job offer?
- What are the most important factors that would lead you to seek employment elsewhere?
- Would having to report to a manager who is younger than you influence your decision to accept a job offer?
- Would your first-day onboarding experience affect your decision to stay with a company for more than a month?
In Engage2Excel’s last Conversation Series, hosted by our VP of Marketing, Melissa Meunier, and President of Recruitment Solutions, Darren Findley, they discussed the challenges employers face when looking for candidates who will fill positions in their organization. During the 30- minute conversation, Darren explained why there is so much difficulty and how employers can overcome certain challenges.Read More