It’s that time of year again! College students are graduating and moving forward with their careers. In light of the great resignation, this can be a huge opportunity for companies to rebound from any recent losses and dig their heels into fresh talent!
The next generation of workers is making its own path in the workforce: Gen Z. These individuals, born between the mid-‘90s and 2012, are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation. About half of the members are currently college students or still early in their careers, bringing a different mindset and new expectations that you might not anticipate. For example, they are highly entrepreneurial, money-conscious, and self-confident. They also value authentic, face-to-face connections.
As a business owner, you know that hiring the right employees is key to your success. You also know that it can be a time-consuming and expensive process. That's why more and more businesses are turning to recruiting automation to help them find the best candidates.
Most of us remember the times when we felt accepted and included. Indeed, the need to belong is a fundamental human need that supports our survival as a species through the comfort and sense of self-assurance provided by our membership in groups.
A recent study by Deloitte revealed that there will be an anticipated 2.1 million unfulfilled roles in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution in the USA. Due to their unglamorous image, and the rise in the number of such roles caused by the explosion of eCommerce during the pandemic, warehouse and distribution roles are becoming harder to fill by the month.
It’s a Wrap
2021 has been quite a year for us all. With COVID-19 still ever-present, and vaccines made available for the public early in the year, many legal implications have arisen that have spilled over into the workplace. As a result, many organization’s needs from their Human Capital Management (HCM) systems have changed, and PeopleGuru has, and will, continue to pivot and adjust to meet these needs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a large segment of the global workforce to work from home on a scale never seen before. Many companies have been forced to switch to remote working very quickly.
I’m sure you’ve heard tons of talk flying around about The Great Resignation. Coined by Anthony Klotz, The Great Resignation is used to describe the relatively recent trend of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs in record numbers. In fact, just this August, a record 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs. Pretty incredible considering the pandemic has caused one of the worst recessions and job crises since the 1920s.
Let’s face it; everyone goes into the recruiting process seeking the best of the best. When was the last time you heard an interviewer say they’re looking for an average employee? Chances are never. And while it is hard enough to recruit exceptional employees, it is even more challenging to retain them.