The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development just released February unemployment numbers and the results aren’t surprising area employers: The State’s unemployment rate has declined to 3.7%, the lowest since 2000. Pick up an issue of any business-focused magazine, HR-related journal or Google “how to find and keep employees” and you’ll see article after article about the talent shortage. While finding new talent is part of the challenge, keeping that talent is equally as difficult. While employee recruitment and retention is a huge challenge for employers, it’s a huge opportunity for job seekers.
Employees are no longer lured to a company just by a decent salary and benefit packages. This generation of our workforce has different ideas and the current employment market is only adding to their cause. Companies are offering things like unlimited vacation time, flexible work schedules, paid volunteer time and employee wellness programs. Employers are getting creative, doing things like providing free lunches and breakfasts and offering family friendly policies that employees are encouraged to take advantage of. Some are even allowing employees to bring their pets to work. Today’s employers have had to get creative.
This work environment has made us pause and take note. Workers in Southeastern Wisconsin, what is important to YOU? What types of recruitment programs and employment offerings would make you sit up and take notice? What type of benefits are most important to you and would make you consider leaving your current job?
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An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level. For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!