If you are having difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill critical jobs, you are not alone. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has dipped to 4.8 percent with a nationwide record low of 3.9 percent. Even if you decided to recruit from another part of the country, qualified candidates would still be hard to find.
Labor shortages have been predicted for the past several years in key industries such as construction, skilled manufacturing, skilled trades and nursing. The unemployment rate isn’t the only reason for these shortages. A lack of training for skilled positions like machining and plumbing along with the most experienced employees poised to retire are just two of the reasons for today’s hiring challenges.
All of this adds up to employers needing to find creative ways to fill empty and newly created positions. What is a hiring manager to do?
For tips and “tricks,” please plan to join fellow regional hiring managers for the upcoming HR Seminar Series “Effective Recruiting and Interviewing for Hiring Managers” on Sept. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. You’ll learn critical skills in order to make impactful hiring decisions. Tools and resources will be provided such as best practices for hiring in a difficult labor market.
This series costs $50 and requires pre-registration. For more information about the author and presenter, go to www.GraniteHRConsulting.com.