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EDITION: April 6, 2022

Hiring & Retaining Employees in 2022

There's no question that the #1 issue facing our clients right now is getting people hired and getting people to stay.

It's the employee's world, and the rest of us are just living in it.

So what to do?

Two broad strategies that we suggest for every business/organization:

  • Focus every managers' attention on hiring and retention (yep they have a lot to do already, but there's nothing more important right now). Your HR department is overwhelmed; adding more recruiting tasks to them likely isn't effective.

  • Rethink everything you're doing - from how and who posts jobs to corporate changes to employee benefits.

Here are some other things we're seeing in this new era of hiring:

  • If they're office employees, you're going to have to offer hybrid - at least two days a week working at home. If you don't, someone else will. It's a competition and you need to win.

  • Stop outdated (and dumb) practices. The excuse is "we've always done it that way." You can't afford to any more.

  • Are your hiring managers still using the same, tired old interview questions? We think that questions asking about communication skills, vaccination status, ability to work in an office are pretty important, and probably not being asked right now.

Arbitration Agreements - Remove them from your handbook

As a matter of practice, we never add arbitration agreements to our handbooks. We consider it a legal document and we don't practice law. But many companies do.

Now comes a California ruling that essentially indicates these agreements should not be in the handbook at all.

If you really want that arbitration agreement, get in touch with your employment attorney.

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Introducing SymmetryHIRETM

Do you have the time to properly recruit, interview, hire, update your careers page and hire? Not a lot of businesses do.

So, we’ve created SymmetryHIRE to support your recruiting and hiring function. We’re not headhunters. Instead, we’ve developed a unique process that takes the mundane parts of posting jobs, reviewing resumes, and screening applicants.

All at a fraction of the cost of that headhunter.

Find out more about how SymmetryHIRE can help you save time, money and stress.

After all, hiring is the most important thing any leader can do.

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