Maintaining Millennial Talent

As the talent gap continues to grow, employers are looking to the Millennial and Gen Z populations to complete their teams. It’s estimated that by 2020, Millennials alone will make up nearly half of the workforce. In order to attract and maintain Millennials in your workforce, it’s important to understand that their values and interests vary greatly from other generations.

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Recruiting Challenges Hindering the Growth of Small Business in the U.S.

While the economy is remaining strong, many small businesses in the United States are still struggling to grow their business. One of the biggest challenges facing business leaders today, is recruiting qualified candidates.

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In a recent survey conducted by Indeed with small businesses, 97% of respondents reported difficulty in hiring the right candidate at least occasionally. While even the nation’s largest employers are fighting to attract top talent, small businesses experience a different set of challenges that can increase the difficulty in recruiting, even for lesser skilled positions. A few of their challenges include:

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Recruiters, Your New Best Friend

Do you seem to be receiving calls from Recruiters at the most inopportune moments throughout your busy day? Do you ever wonder why they keep calling?

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75% of Your Staff is Prepared to Leave!

Could you imagine if 75% of your staff left for another opportunity? It could happen. According to LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014, 75% of professionals are open to changing jobs! With the average time to fill a position nearly an entire month, passive recruiting could be a detriment to your bottom line, and your business.

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Average Time To Fill Hits Peak Since 2001!

So it’s not your imagination, the time to fill your job vacancies has grown substantially. The Dice-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure, recently reported the average time to fill a vacancy had jumped to almost 27 working days in February 2015.

 

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Are Counter Offers Counter Productive?

Whether you were caught off guard completely or just finally facing the inevitable, if a strong producing member of your team just gave notice your mind is likely reeling. Before emotions play a role in your response, it’s important to consider the long term effects of producing a counter offer.


 

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More often than not, the employee is not leaving their position strictly based on pay.

Considering that salary doesn’t even make most lists for the top 10 reasons employees quit, it shouldn’t be the first band aid you seek. In fact, in many cases the repercussions of presenting a counter offer can cause further detriment to your team. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • It can demonstrate to employees that they have to threaten to leave in order to be compensated better.
  • Instead of working towards addressing the real issue of why the employee is choosing to leave the organization, you are asking them to instead take a pay increase in lieu of a resolution.
  • The employee may experience rapport loss with co-workers if they become aware of the situation.

Results show that a staggering 90% of employees who accept a counter offer, leave the organization within one year.

Undoubtedly, there is a better solution. Consider a thorough exit interview process. The exit interview process should be far more than having the employee complete a survey. The results should be tracked by department, by category, and a team of leaders should look for common trends and solutions. Using this information wisely can significantly reduce your turnover as an organization.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

Keeping Females Happy In The Workplace

Have you noticed that your male and female employees seem to be motivated by different things? You’re not alone. Several recent studies revealed what women describe as motivators for them in the workplace, the results may be different than what you would expect…

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How To Quit Your Job

Whether you’ve accepted a new opportunity or are leaving your current position for other reasons, quitting your job can be intimidating. Regardless of the emotions that have fueled your decision to leave the organization, resigning with dignity and professionalism is the best chance and preserving a positive work history and reference for future use.

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The Unseen Costs of Overtime

Has being understaffed cost you a bundle in overtime? The increased costs of wages may be the least of your concerns if you are consistently running overtime or extended shift hours. Statistics show that prolonged overtime can cause serious health and performance issues for employees.

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Overtime including extended shifts and work weeks extending beyond 40 hours worked, are common in many industries including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and administration. Some industries including the logistics industry, have set forth strict policies to protect employees from the dangers of overtime. What do they know that others don’t? The undeniable costs.

A University of Massachusetts Medical School study found that those working with overtime schedules were associated with a 61% higher injury rate in comparison to those with a standard work schedule excluding overtime. Over 54% of the work related injuries that were observed during the 13 year study, included extended weekly hours, extended commute times, extended working hours in a day, or overtime.

In addition to work related injuries, those working extended shift hours or extended hours in a work week are more likely to experience the following:

  • Hypertension
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Cardiac Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Infections
  • General Health Issues

Reducing the amount of overtime and extended shifts that your staff works can greatly decrease their risks for injury and illness. Adding temporary staff, decreasing overtime hours, and encouraging healthy lifestyles can reduce the chances of your staff experiencing serious health issues and injuries.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent?Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

 

Manufacturing Jobs in 2014

While most hiring sectors have increased dramatically in recent years, manufacturing has shown one of the strongest and most stable growth rates. In 2014 alone, manufacturing alone has added 168,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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