Attracting Employees During a Labor Shortage

November 9, 2021

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many factors are contributing to the current labor shortage, including an aging, retiring workforce, smaller organizational budgets for continued education/training, lack of trade skill training options, supply chain disruptions, and increased options for employees to work remotely or contractually. Employees are a company’s most valuable asset, and organizations should consider the following approaches to attract and retain strong applicants and staff:

  • Making sure compensation is competitive with industry standards
  • Streamlining the onboarding process
  • Implementing rewards and/or perks as performance incentives and to boost morale
  • Positive recognition and open communications
  • Encouraging collaboration
  • Investing in continuing education and training programs for staff
  • Allowing more flexible hours

In addition, organizations might consider a more hybrid workplace with remote and on-site working options, as well as a combined workforce of employees and freelance contractors for retaining workers. For more information about staffing and facilities management, please contact Vanguard Resources at (210) 495-1950 or email us at

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