Life is starting to get back to normal, and our businesses are getting back on track. You may be thinking to yourself, “Wow! Things are taking off; the future looks bright – we now can invest and expand!” Usually, this expansion starts with your team.
“People are not your most important asset. The right people are.”
Our employees are an investment, and their role in our success is critical. They also make up one of the most subjective components in our organizations. Everyone has different skills, strengths, motivations, and interests – each of which can impact attitudes and performance. All of this makes this activity of hiring one of the most important in any organization.
What we’re facing today, I have never experienced in my 30+ years of hiring people. There are a large number of high-end (good work, good pay & good company) jobs with seemingly few candidates to fill them. Additionally, issues surrounding coming into an office, greater salary demands, and increased PTO are more evident than ever.
I’m a Capitalist in my heart and understand in today’s world, it’s the potential employees market – which translates to hiring costs. That same system benefits me when it’s my turn to be in demand. However, it is still troublesome to pay 10-20% more for lesser skills and experience.
Another challenge being faced in the IT market (among others, I’m sure) is the whole “work remote” preference that seems to have significantly increased for applicants. In IT, the work here may be a little more task-oriented and electronically visible, but this approach doesn’t reflect a trade-off I see in quality. I’m speaking to the “quality” that comes from working in a community – truly sharing ideas and knowledge.
The other aspect of the community is the sense of family or sharing of struggles and successes. It is always nice to know you’re not alone as you move through life. Work is no different. If a community wasn’t so important, it wouldn’t be stressed as a critical component in everything we do in life. There is a lot of truth in the words “It takes a village.”
As with all our other challenges in life, this one presents us with the opportunity to find new ways to succeed. Embracing this new hiring challenge and determining a positive way forward can be rewarding for your business – and also for you personally as you overcome this issue successfully.
So with that being said, if you or anyone you know is interested in a job that provides:
- Challenging technical goals with the latest technologies,
- Working with a “good family” of fellow team members,
- Good pay with a lot of growth,
- Is appreciated!
Contact us – we’re hiring!
“I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way.”