We are excited to share that our COO, Betsy Anthony, has been named to the SC Biz News 2023 Staffing Agencies Power List! With 16 years of experience, Betsy is a valuable resource for both FGP and the entire industry, particularly as we navigate post-pandemic hiring market changes.
Betsy shared her thoughts on the current hiring market and effective hiring strategies with SC Biz News.
What has been the biggest post-pandemic workplace challenge in filling open positions?
Specifically, in the last few years, there have been significant shifts in what employees value, what they want in employers, and why they choose to leave or stay in their role. It has become necessary for HR leadership to develop and implement new strategies to successfully find, align, and retain employees. It’s important for organizations to focus on their employer brand and be intentional about finding ways to stand out from the crowd. With the market as competitive as it is, this could be the make-or-break point. Companies should consider the following when looking at their hiring, onboarding, and retention strategies: Flexibility, wellness, culture and growth opportunities.
What is the biggest need you’re seeing from South Carolina employers?
There’s no question that we are currently facing a historically challenging hiring market and the struggle to find and retain talent is real. No one could have predicted that a global pandemic would expedite such a shift – but here we are, faced with lower labor participation rates, earlier retirements, and higher demands for compensation and workplace flexibility. It’s a culmination of factors, and many companies have never experienced these challenges before. In a market that is driven by candidates, it’s key for companies to pivot and adapt to a new way of thinking to find the best talent.
To see all of the 2023 Staffing Agencies Power List members and read more from Betsy, visit SC Biz News.