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3 Steps to Attract Top Talent in an Increasingly Tight Labor Market

Posted on July 14th, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

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After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses either to close their doors permanently or wait out the storm, the economy is roaring back to life. Unfortunately, many companies are having trouble filling critical positions as the number of job openings rises and more people quit their current roles. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of “now hiring” signs in the last few months (or have even put some up for your own organization).

If you need to bring in top talent, how can you ensure your company is top of mind for those looking for new positions? Table tennis and nap pods aside, the traditional ways to attract talented employees haven’t changed much over the years. Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits with wellness and PTO perks, a great company culture, and opportunities for growth are all still important and should be prioritized.

However, the pandemic introduced employees to a new major benefit: working from anywhere. And in an increasingly post-pandemic world, more applicants than ever are looking for flexible remote work policies.


Read the full article in CEOWORLD Magazine here.


This guest-contributed article was written by: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development at IES

Sara Jensen is the vice president of business development at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES), a leading global employer of record in more than 150 countries that specializes in payrolling and contractor management services for today’s contingent workforce. Founded in 1974 in San Diego, IES has grown into one of the city’s largest women-owned businesses and has been named one of its “Best Places to Work” for 10 years in a row.

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