Employers to Have a Harder Time Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Recent research completed by Randstad North America says that employers will have to work harder to attract and retain top talented employees. Two factors that are precipitating this talent attraction and retention outcome are low unemployment and a looming labor shortage. Based on the research study, salary and benefits are the most important factors when job seekers are choosing an employer.

Based on a recent WorldatWork news release article, Jim Link, the CHO at Randstad made the following statements, “It’s become a candidate-driven market again, and job seekers have more tools at their fingertips than ever to determine if they are getting paid what they’re worth. As a result, knowing the market average for specific positions, as well as nearby geographies, is critical information to help candidates and employers ensure they receive or make the most competitive offers.” As part of the research data collected from recruiters and a variety of current workforce trends, Randstad predicted that the following jobs would be in demand in 2017.

  • Engineering
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Non-Clinical Healthcare
  • Office and Administration

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