How employers are changing their hiring strategy

Bottom line, what worked before is not working now, and savvy businesses are adapting.

From Snagajob, Darrell Jones
Darrell is Snagajob’s Manager of Content & Copywriting, where he enjoys writing and editing advice that helps workers and businesses align and succeed. His first hourly job was totally chill, bagging ice at an ice cube f-f-f-factory.

We surveyed employers of hourly workers, asking them what they’re doing differently know to attract elusive job seekers. Here’s what they said:

70% are open to flexible work schedules

37% would use an on-demand worker to fill in for shifts while waiting to hire someone

65% have hiring success by offering higher wages than before the pandemic

How can you adapt to align with changing times?

1. Throw out your outdated hiring playbook.

Over 93% of businesses we surveyed report that they’re now understaffed. This calls for new thinking and instant changes. Don’t stay stuck in a rut when it’s not working.

2. Focus on teens and Generation Z

Young people are venturing into the workforce now much more than in the last few years, a large part because they’re bored from being cooped up for 2 years. Seek them out.

3. Consider underutilized pools of workers 

Expand your pool of candidates to hidden labor pools, including second-chance hires, the recently unretired, mothers who now have fewer challenges with daycare, and those with disabilities.

Get more staffing insights in our Summer 2022 Hourly Hiring Report.

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