Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Biggest Staffing Challenges

What is your biggest staffing challenge? A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder revealed that 43 percent of hiring managers and human resource professionals are concerned that top workers will leave their companies this year.

The survey of over 3,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide also revealed that 34 percent of managers saw a rise in voluntary turnover (workers leaving organizations for other opportunities) last year, with hiring managers in information technology, financial services, manufacturing and health care industries feeling the dip in retention rates the most.

According to the survey, some of the biggest challenges in staffing this year are:

• Being able to retain top talent (35 percent)
• Being able to provide competitive compensation (35 percent)
• Worker burnout (32 percent)
• Maintaining productivity levels (29 percent)
• Being able to provide upward mobility (26 percent)
• Can’t find high-skilled applicants (24 percent)
• Don’t have the budget to recruit (13 percent)

To counteract these issues, CareerBuilder conducted a survey of more than 7,700 workers to weigh in, helping employers to gain some insight on these challenges. Most workers named longevity/stability, good work culture, and career advancement opportunities as all being good ways to gain retention and also attract new employees.

While your company may already provide employees with this type of work environment, one of the most important factors to offset these growing staffing obstacles is good communication between employer and employees.

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