Workforce Woes Series

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 Throw out your outdated hiring playbook.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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