Want to Overcome the Talent Shortage? Proactive Workforce Planning is Key

Finding talent isn’t going to get any easier in 2023. Although it may be tempting to ignore the troubling data and hope for the best, the facts remain:

  • Baby Boomers are retiring in increasing numbers.
  • Birth rates are declining.
  • Fewer people are actively looking for work.

The growing demographic drought has been termed The Sansdemic, meaning “without people” or “without enough people,” and it paints a bleak picture for future hiring…

But when the going gets tough, the tough make a plan.

Let your competitors wring their hands and complain about the tough market while you get creative about workforce planning. It’s not the first time we’ve faced a tough hiring market, and PrideStaff can help you make a proactive plan to crush your hiring goals in 2023.

How Can Proactive Workforce Planning Benefit Your Business?

Optimize talent.

PrideStaff can help you analyze your current talent inventory to create greater efficiency in your organization.

  • Identifying skill gaps can help you improve performance, leading to higher productivity and better customer service.
  • Filling roles internally can be less costly than recruiting externally, saving you time and money. PrideStaff can help you identify upskilling or reskilling opportunities in your organization.
  • Backfilling positions left vacant by internal employees is easier with a recruiting partner.

Anticipate future hiring needs.

Waiting until your team is stressed out and ready to quit before you get more help is a recipe for disaster. Let PrideStaff help you forecast your hiring needs and source qualified talent to keep your business moving—and your employees smiling. Getting ahead of hiring needs will help you minimize disruptions, meet deadlines, and stay on track in 2023.

Develop a succession plan.

Institutional knowledge can be lost when employees retire or leave the company. Strategic planning can eliminate or lessen the impact of internal knowledge loss by creating a plan to ensure a smooth transition while fostering employee engagement.

Target passive talent.

Getting a jump on planning gives you time to source the right person for the role, even if they aren’t currently looking for an opportunity.

Prepare for a possible recession.

Economic uncertainty may make already scarce talent even scarcer as workers become reluctant to switch jobs. Plan for your workforce needs now to ensure you have a robust talent pipeline in 2023.

Stay on budget.

As Benjamin Franklin warned, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Creating a strategic plan can help you control costs and stay on budget while maximizing the efficiency of your workforce.

PrideStaff can help you overcome the talent shortage by creating a proactive workforce plan for 2023. Our recruiting experts can help you build your ideal workforce—no matter what the future brings. Contact your local PrideStaff office and get planning today!

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