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In today’s job market, it’s difficult to find people who want to work with all the unemployment benefits and the risk of exposure to Covid-19. If you drive around Atlanta trying to grab a coffee or lunch, you might notice some fast-food chains or restaurants closing early or completely closed due to insufficient staff members. The United States is entering a new workforce post-Covid, which means employers need to find ways to set themselves apart from their competitors. In this blog post, we look at the top 3 ways for employers to become an employer of choice.

1. Compensation

An employer of choice offers employees a salary that is equal to or above market rates. Depending on the industry, this might include a comprehensive employee benefits package such as health insurance, paid time off, sick days, paid holidays, and maternity/paternity leave.

2. Remote Work or Flexible Hours

Covid accelerated the remote work trend and now many employees are only looking for remote positions. For employers there are many advantages to remote work, but it might not be for everyone. If you would like to read more about the advantages of remote work, read our blog post here.

3. Opportunity for Growth

As an employer of choice, employees feel encouraged to continue and advance their career within their current company. A great way to offer advancement is through performance development plans, training opportunities, and webinars.

To combat the new workforce, employers must position themselves as an employer of choice by offering better compensation, remote work or flexible hours when possible, and an opportunity for growth. Without these factors, employers put themselves at a disadvantage against their competitors and less likely to retain top talent. Position yourself as an employer of choice today and let’s get Georgians back to work! If you need help with your staffing needs, give us a call at (770) 937-0410.


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