How to Respond to the Stress of Hiring

Here's how companies are handling the still stressful hiring process.

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B.C. has had the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for 12 months in a row, and the highest wage growth. It’s hard on B.C. employers, but we’re not alone. The ManpowerGroup 2018 Talent Shortage Survey of 2,000 employers shows that 41 per cent of Canadian employers report difficulty in hiring.

Here’s how smart companies are responding:

28% are changing existing work models, including offering flexible work arrangements to attract and retain talent.

56% are looking at different talent pools for skills, including boomerang retirees or returning parents and part-timers.

68% are investing in learning platforms and development tools to build their talent pipeline.

This article is from the October/November 2018 issue of Douglas.