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We’re in the midst of a hiring emergency. This is one area you may be overlooking.

With so many open jobs and so many Americans still unemployed, clearly something has gone wrong with hiring. Hiring solutions are falling short of solving the actual problem—getting people into jobs. Older workers, women, and people of color have higher unemployment rates than the national average. It seems that every day there is a new hiring tool or trend on the market. So many solutions exist that help filter résumés, test applicants, screen social media profiles, and more—all forms of rejection.

All in all, with so many unemployed workers and so many open jobs, it’s time to change mindsets around hiring. Opening up roles to more workers through training, incentives, and more, can help companies tap into under-employed talent markets right now. Many candidates are willing to learn and try something new given the chance.

This compounded rejection is what is causing many workers to retire early, continue collecting unemployment benefits, or needlessly struggle to get by despite the number of open jobs. Hiring needs more supply solutions, thereby increasing the number of potential candidates and addressing the huge amount of open roles. For companies looking to hire, here are some pointers to help get more people into jobs.

  • DITCH THE SCREENING TOOLS IF THEY AREN’T SERVING YOU
  • OFFER MORE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
  • PROVIDE INCENTIVES AND PROGRAMS TO RETURN

Read the complete FastCompany article BY RENA NIGAM: https://www.fastcompany.com/90696074/how-to-get-ahead-of-a-worker-shortage-even-if-youre-still-fully-staffed

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