Today’s business leaders are facing struggles across the board – inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the ever-present labor shortage. In the wake of the pandemic, employers are struggling, with increasing frustration, to find workers.
It’s been called the “Great Resignation”, a phenomenon of contributing factors, such as a surge in retirements, a shortage of affordable childcare, and the reevaluation that many people are making of the role of work in their overall lives.
According to Pew Research, the pandemic boosted retirements by one million workers. And according to McKinsey, another two million women are estimated to have stopped working. Workforce participation is at its lowest level since the 1970’s.
These challenges have created an environment where people in the workforce have more opportunity than ever to shop around for a job with greater pay, flexibility, and growth. Experts predict it will be a continued challenge for U.S. employers to find workers in the foreseeable future. And retain them.
People are a company’s greatest asset. Therefore, it’s important to create a culture that enables employees to feel valued and supported. Encouraging such a goal is the fact that Gen Z and Millennials now make up 46% of the full-time U.S. workforce. Because of their sheer numbers, Gallup asked what they look for most in an employer, and their answers were very similar – the desire to have an employer who cares about their well-being as the top priority. In addition to financial well-being, Gallup identified career, social, community, and physical well-being as key components.
In light of today’s unique challenges, here are some helpful ways for organizations to bolster their recruitment and retention efforts:
Finding and retaining the right people is obviously important, especially in today’s contracted and competitive environment. Yet organizations will want to make sure they leverage appropriate technology solutions in order to maximize not only human contribution but also to increase profitability.
For instance, consider the now imperative task of financial planning. With inflation at an historic high and showing little sign of abating, supply chain constraints (made worse by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and further COVID lockdowns in China), and the Fed’s promise of multiple rate increases, it’s essential that companies are able to provide accurate forecasts.
Jeana has been in the software industry for 15+ years specializing in ERP reporting solutions. She has decades of experience in creative content development and marketing and enjoys exercising, traveling & spending time with her husband & twin boys.
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We want to provide you with an update on the Log4J vulnerability that was identified this weekend as it relates to your Synoptix installation. The short answer is that there should be no vulnerability issues with Synoptix. Synoptix no longer uses Log4J. Version 7 did use version 1.2 of Log4J (which was not vulnerable), and should therefore also be clear of any vulnerability issues related to Log4J version 2.0-2.14 (which was identified this weekend as having vulnerability).