We’re conducting business in a tight American labor market, where unemployment has hit a near-20-year low, candidates have gained leverage over hiring companies, and staffing businesses and their clients are adapting in order to source, retain and engage talent. It’s tough out there. And there’s no denying it.
Having said that, there are ways around it. Ways to continue to excel. Especially if you ask the right questions. For example, what’s the C-suite at best-in-class companies doing to make their employees happy and productive? Are they increasing pay? Offering skills development? And is it working? Are their employees sticking around long term (and reducing high turnover costs in the process)? And are those workers consistently productive as they move up the career ladder?
That’s a lot of questions around workforce management, but believe it or not, it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our “Best-in-Class Workforce Management Insights” report. Yes, the report thoroughly answers all of those questions, but it also asks and answers so many more. From benefits to mentorships to success planning, our report offers a plethora of insights.
Workforce Management Insights Report Methodology
We’re always right in the middle of anything related to the labor market, to workforce management. From client conversations, to economic news, to media requests, we eat, breathe and sleep the world of work. Because of that, it was easy for us to specify which questions to ask America’s leading companies.
How’d we ask them? We produced our questions, identified some audience criteria, and handed everything off to a credible third-party, who proceeded to survey 500 C-suite executives from coast to coast. From there, it was gathering the data, painstakingly analyzing it, and producing the report.
The Shifting Skills Gap
Today, 56% of the C-suite believes the skills gap is real. Do you? What’s interesting is that the previous year, 80% believed it was real. What’s the reason for this year-over-year drop? And where is the skills gap felt most?
Find out in the free report →
Salary and Benefits in Today’s Market
77% of company leaders believe pay is the most important job factor. That’s a good thing, because nearly every survey on employee satisfaction shows wages are absolutely that important. How are companies paying, and what benefits are they offering?
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Developing Employee Satisfaction
61% of employers think mentorships and education are important to employee happiness. But are they setting up mentees with mentors? Are they offering education and skills development? Employees surely want it.
Learn more in the report →
About two-thirds of companies have—or are setting up—succession plans in an effort to retain their top-performing blue- and white-collar employees. But get this: some companies are actually moving away from succession plans. Maybe these plans aren’t for everyone?
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How You’ll Benefit from the Report
The goal of our “Best-in-Class Workforce Management Insights” report is simple; It’s to show you how U.S. companies are managing their workforces—mostly what they’re doing right, and some of what they’re not—and offer you the best advice we can so that you can better engage and retain your employees now and in the future. We encourage you to give it a read, share it with your closest colleagues, and consider how your business can remain—or become—exactly where people want to be.