Report Finds Small Businesses Offer More Flexibility, Higher Wages, New Benefits to Find & KEEP Workers

by | Apr 3, 2022 | Business, Employee Benefits

We recently found a very interesting article via the U.S Chamber of Commerce.

As the worker shortage crisis continues to cause major headaches for small businesses, a new U.S. Chamber and MetLife poll finds that hiring challenges are causing the majority of small business owners to change the way they recruit and retain employees.  In fact, the majority (60%) of small businesses are making the changes necessary to retain employees.

According to new data from the Q1 2022 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI), over half of small businesses (56%) say they are concerned about recruiting enough new employees to fill open positions, and 57% are concerned about employee retention.

A near record-high of 37% of small businesses surveyed plan to increase staff this year, according to the poll, taken January 14 - 26, 2022. To attract workers amid a shortage of talent, small businesses are offering new benefits and opportunities to recruit and retain workers. Small business is moving the needle in big ways!

To read the full article from
The U.S. Chamber, Click Here.

Employers are telling us they are seeing a lot of movement in the market, which means they must ‘up their game’ in order to retain good people.  For that reason, we tend to resonate less with “The Great Resignation” and identify more with “The Great Reshuffle!”  Employees are very ready to change their positions and their employers for better circumstances.

United Agencies is hosting a webinar on April 19th that addresses the topic. Please join us for this important event entitled: Retention Strategy: Are You Offering Your Employees Everything You Could?”  We would love to have you join us!

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