Fill open positions with free hiring events

Aug 14, 2019
Written by wpengine

By Chad Pearson, Business Outreach, Employment Security

Employers are always looking for ways to keep good staff. With the labor market tight and the difficulty to fill positions growing every day, many employers are using tactics that are difficult to maintain. These include practices such as poaching employees from the competition or holding on to so-so staff members who don’t manage people well or underperform because it’s hard to replace them.

While this might work in the short term, moves like this are detrimental to the future of your business. Candidates willing to jump to your ship for a few extra dollars are willing to jump again when the next offer comes along. And those hard to replace, but low-level performers drag your other staff down and hurt business.

So what do you do?

Reach out to your local WorkSource offices and tell them you want to hold a hiring event to find great candidates. There are local and regional business service teams in each Workforce Development Area (WDA).  Many WorkSource offices are ready to help host hiring events, promote your job fair, screen candidates and provide information on other business-friendly programs, all at no cost.

So don’t make your labor costs rise or keep that lousy leader for just one more month. Visit WorkSource’s special retail microsite today and use the Resource Tab at the top to find the WorkSource office nearest you. Look here to find out more about retail job openings.

And while you are there, visit the employer page and start posting your open positions for free.

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