5 Top Staffing Challenges for Managers
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Though the recession is showing signs of receding, for some employers the bright horizon is still quite far away. According to recent CareerBuilder findings, fifty-eight percent of employers said that when it comes to their business, it feels like the recession is not over.

Conducted online by Harris Poll, the study also found that many cited human capital as a major issue in contributing to business decline. Also, 62% reported that sales did not increase at their companies in the last half of 2013. Though the outlook for 2014 is on the uptick, 56% of employers don’t expect a rise in sales in the first half of the year.

“Many companies are still struggling to regain footing that was lost during the recession,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “Retention and productivity issues are top of mind as companies deal with constricting budgets, reorgs and long vacancies, and look to engage with current and potential employees in a more meaningful way.”

More than half of employers say they currently have positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates.

Check out the top five staffing challenges for managers and employers:

32 PERCENT: Retaining top talent

31 PERCENT: Lifting employee morale

27 PERCENT: Providing competitive compensation

26 PERCENT: Worker burnout

25 PERCENT: Maintaining productivity levels

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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