Labor Shortages, Jobless Benefits and Traversing the Road to Recovery

by | May 12, 2021 | Employee Benefits

While the global spread of the coronavirus has resulted in staggering damage to the economy and businesses around the world, hiring is still a top priority for many organizations. Talent acquisition is more important than ever, but it looks very different today in the “new normal” landscape we find ourselves in.

Employers are facing new challenges they could have never imagined. Those deemed “essential” need people onsite to care for patients, serve customers, or make and distribute products. Hiring employees for these roles can be very tricky, as some workers are hesitant to be physically present due to virus concerns. It has become a slippery slope to navigate.

In other settings, employees can work remotely and are being hired virtually to fill positions without ever visiting the workplace or meeting in person with recruiters, hiring managers or HR representatives. But in times of trauma and turmoil, necessity can really become the “mother of invention.” Companies are getting creative and coming up with new and innovative ways of acquiring talent!

Take for example, the state of Montana. They are open for business and ready to get back to some semblance of normalcy. But there is one problem… they have struggled to find workers. Compensation expert and SHRM author Steven Miller, CEBS has penned an excellent article on the subject. You can read that article here:

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Around the country the issues are the same; employers are struggling to find workers. From Ohio to Arizona and everywhere in between, hiring help has been tough.

However, SHRM has launched another valuable article entitled: COVID-19 Spurs Novel Approaches to Talent Acquisition. Written by Lin Grensing-Pophal. We think you will find this to be a valuable resource. The article details some of the creative ways employers are going about recruiting.

As we are all finding our way back to a normal work life again, the challenges everyone has faced during this time have been tenuous at best. But, hope is in sight! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you would like to discuss how these issues are affecting your business, or anything else for that matter, please don’t hesitate to Reach Out. A UA agent is happy to be of assistance.

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