What can employers and recruiters learn from the growing popularity of the gig economy when trying to attract candidates?
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As recruiters, we must make wise choices about when to take advantage of the powerful technology and automation solutions available to us – and when to take a more “old school” and personalized approach.
With a limited staff size, small business owners depend heavily on the contributions of every team member. So when a new position opens up, finding a great match becomes imperative. A hiring mistake could cause problems ranging from insufficient output to workplace discord. At the same time, companies that take too long searching for the ideal applicant face risks, as well.
The U.S. is expected to grow 5 percent over the next five years, adding more than 7 million jobs by 2021, according to a recent study from CareerBuilder and Emsi.
As may be expected, however, some jobs will grow at a much faster rate than the average, while others will decline. Middle-wage jobs in particular (jobs that pay $13.84 – $21.13 per hour) will see slower growth than high- and low-wage jobs – at 3 percent overall.
Why should you care if your employees have a healthy work-life balance? Because a healthy work-life balance among employees can benefit your small business – in more ways than one. Research has shown that shown that employees who feel they have a healthy work-life balance are more productive, more satisfied in their jobs (which increases retention) and healthier (which lowers medical costs and absenteeism).
We spoke to Will Maurer, global sourcing manager at General Motors, who offered real-life examples and insights on how take your sourcing strategy to the next level.