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?