Our recruitment leaders give insight into ways to stay competitive when jobs are abundant and top-tier talent is scarce.

By now, everyone’s aware of the Great Resignation. From April through June of 2021, over 4.5 million Americans left jobs to take new jobs. What that means for clients is there are thousands of companies with those 4.5 million jobs to fill. So there are many openings, candidates have a plethora of positions to choose from, and the client needs to move quicker than they normally would have in the past.

The two things I would recommend are to be competitive and be urgent. Of course, you want to do your due diligence to make sure it’s a right fit for both the client and the candidate. But in this market, you have to move very quickly.

Employers need to realize that they are no longer competing for talent just in our local market. Candidates have opportunities to support companies across the country. Now we are up against companies that may be on the West Coast offering that remote flexibility for somebody to stay 100% remote and not require that relocation. So it definitely makes it a little more challenging. Again, I would suggest offering that remote flexibility, being as competitive as possible, and also moving quickly

In this market, I would put your faith in your staffing agency because we’re going to really screen your candidates so that you can pick the right one to fit your environment.

CRG is able to help and be the partner during all this because we understand Great Resignation, and we can be your trusted advisor to really help guide you through the steps and set expectations for all sides. So, that trust that we earn with our clients is also earned with our candidates. It’s that partnership on both sides of the table that’s gets us across the finish line.

About Kyle DePraeter

Kyle DePraeter is a Digital Marketing leader in consulting, graphic design and media production for CRG. Bringing 6 years of Digital Marketing and Design experience to the team, he has a background in talent acquisition and retention solutions having served as a contractor providing marketing and brand support services to clients in the Charlotte area. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Business from Appalachian State University.

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