In a recent Recruiting Daily Advisor survey, respondents were asked which types of benefits they use to attract talent. It should come as no surprise that a majority offer health insurance (92%), dental insurance (86%), paid time off (85%), life insurance (83%), and retirement benefits (81%) as a way to get candidates in the door. […]
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Recruiting tech talent continues to remain a challenge in 2019, as many workers are holding out for bigger salaries and better job offers. “If employers are having trouble bringing on technology talent, they may need to take a second look at their salary offers,” suggests staffing firm, Robert Half Technology.
Some recruiters feel the term “war for talent” has been grossly overused—implying that we’re literally at war with other companies to attract talent, while this may be true in some cases, we’re actually at war with ourselves trying to figure out what attracts workers to our companies, and what keeps them sticking around.
For some roles, like human resources, specific credentials are required—think Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). For some industries, like finance and accounting, professionals need certifications that show they’re licensed to offer the services in those industries—for example, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) working with banks and lenders.
In an increasingly service- and skill-driven economy, talent acquisition, development, and retention are immensely important for companies that want to stay competitive in the long run.
Do you allow employees to bring their dogs to work? It’s a growing trend some employers (9%) are implementing in order to help attract and retain talent. Sure, we’ve all heard of “Bring Your Children to Work” (April 25, 2019) and “Bring Your Dog to Work” (June 21, 2019), but could “Bring Your Pig to […]
In 2019 and beyond, learning and development (L&D) strategies shouldn’t just be implemented by corporations or enterprises alone. Why? Because L&D will be the most innovative department for any organization for the next decade or so, regardless of its shape or size.
Employers go to great lengths to attract employees, especially in a strong job market, where employees often have greater bargaining power. One way employers seek to attract new talent is through higher wages.
Competition for talent is fierce. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows around the world, new technologies are raising the demand for new skills, and older workers are retiring at a rapid pace. As a result, employers need every advantage they can gain in competing for workers, and that includes protecting the talent they already have.
To get candidates interested in your company, you need to know what they’re looking for. Offering a competitive salary and health insurance isn’t enough. In order to win the war for talent, your company should be offering a robust benefits package that stands out from your competition.