With the unem­ploy­ment rate steady around 8.2 per­cent, many have been won­dering exactly what the cul­prit of the sit­u­a­tion is. Some blame a com­mu­ni­ca­tion gap between employers and job seekers, or the inability to locate highly-​​qualified candidates.

But what many fail to rec­og­nize is there are plenty of things employers them­selves aren’t get­ting right, and this is doing nothing to help the slug­gish economy. If more employers would begin placing a greater focus on hiring and reten­tion efforts, com­pany cul­ture, and overall employee hap­pi­ness — not just their bottom line — we may see the pos­i­tive effects have an impact on the economy.

So how can an employer improve its practices?

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