Trends influence the ways we find, recruit, and retain employees, and they change almost on a yearly basis. After all, that’s why they’re called trends. Successful companies should keep an eye on these trends to ensure they’re hiring and retaining the very best talent in their industry. Here are some of the most popular hiring trends this year.
Generation Z for Internships
Many companies are focused on hiring Millennials for fresh talent. Millennials are soon to overtake Baby Boomers in numbers. While they make a great addition to any mid-career level team, many companies are looking to Generation Z (born between 1994 and 2010) for internships. Some companies are recruiting high school students for internships. While Millennials have witnessed the emergence and evolution of technology, Generation Z kids have essentially grown up with an iPhone in their hands.
Honesty is Becoming Increasingly Important
Transparency is becoming extremely important to the American workforce. People have worked too long for companies shrouded in mystery and shady practices. A recent Forbes study found that 52% of Generation Y and X candidates think honesty is the most important leadership quality.
Employees want to know the people who run their company, what they stand for, and where the company is going. Connecting with employees and candidates on LinkedIn and other social media sites is the new norm. Symphony Placements combs through social media to find the right candidates for your company. Find out why we’re one of the top temp staff agencies in Maryland.
Companies Are Focusing More on Retention
Employee engagement is essential to the success of your business. Losing and hiring a new employee wastes a lot of time and a lot of money. A recent study found that 52.3% of Americans are unhappy with their jobs. Companies will begin focusing more on retaining high-quality employees. This means taking the time to make sure an employee is a great fit, skill-wise and company culture-wise. Symphony Placements will find you the right candidate for the right job. Contact us to find out how.