Many Minnesota companies have expansion goals that will require additional human capital. If there’s one thing owners are dealing with, it’s a shortage of qualified applicants.
From one client to the next, the story I hear is the same; finding ‘right-fit’ people is a real problem.
Our present work force climate means employers need to be creative in attracting those people, making sure to emphasize company culture and values in their ads. Glass Door, Indeed, LinkedIn and Zip Recruiter are all popular places to find the people we consider good. Yet, when it comes to skilled and unskilled labor, we deem background and skills to be most important, but I would caution using them as primary hiring criteria. Why? Because skills can be taught, whereas intangibles, like values and work ethic come from within.
Conversely, your company needs positive feedback on the same sites. For many job seekers, it’s the first place they look besides your website.