In their recent Pulse of Recruitment survey, CareerBuilder talked to over 350 HR and talent acquisition pros here in the U.S., representing small, mid-size and large businesses. In addition to looking at current hiring trends, the survey highlighted today’s biggest hiring manager challenges.
Here’s a snapshot of the biggest human resource challenges as reported by the survey:
- Hiring continues to be the top priority for all companies, regardless of size.
- The next biggest priority is retention, followed by better data utilization and choosing, purchasing and implementing new software or technology.
- Although hiring is their #1 priority, organizations said they wish they could focus more on retention.
- Another challenge is losing out on quality candidates. Why are candidates taking other offers? Fifty percent said because compensation was higher elsewhere, 35% said another company already offered a position, and 27% said another company had a better location or was more convenient for the candidate.
- One of the other big human resource challenges that the survey highlighted is that their employees are very open to considering other job opportunities. In fact, 76% of full-time employed workers are actively looking or are open to a new job opportunity (that’s according to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Annual Candidate Behavioral Study). Here are the four biggest reasons candidates are looking – #1 on the list is higher salary base, followed by a better work-life balance, greater opportunities for advancement, and improved benefits.
Overcoming Human Resource Challenges
So what’s the best way for a hiring manager to tackle and overcome their human resource challenges? CareerBuilder says one solution is to leverage the knowledge and expertise of a staffing agency. Of those surveyed, 6 in 10 employers use staffing agencies to help with hiring – 48% are small business, 63% are mid-size business and 67% are large businesses.
Of those surveyed, 6 in 10 employers use staffing agencies to help with hiring – 48% are small business, 63% are mid-size business and 67% are large businesses.
There are lots of benefits to working with a staffing and recruiting agency. First is speed. A staffing agency has quick access the most suitable talent for your position, without incurring long-term costs. Staffing agencies also give employers the ability to quickly ‘staff up’ for short-term, temporary positions without having to incur costs for things such as healthcare benefits.
Staffing agencies such as A.R. Mazzotta don’t just offer services related to short-term, temporary positions. We also offer recruiting for direct hire services as well as temp-to-hire services and other services such as job posting and resume screening and skill assessments. Contact us or visit our Employer FAQs for more information.