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Majority of Employees Favor Semi-Retirement with a Flexible Work Schedule

As baby boomers continue to reach retirement age, two-thirds (67%) say their company is well prepared to handle their departure. However, less than half of these employees (48%) report their company has an adequate successor in place when the time comes. One way to help ease this transition is for companies to offer “semi-retirement” to […]

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12-22-21-Page-AE

62% of Companies Predict Operations Will Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels Going into Next Quarter

Looking back over the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, company experiences varied widely across the United States with 32% saying they struggled quite a bit. However, 62% of businesses predict operations will return to pre-pandemic levels going into the next quarter with another 27% believing this will happen further into 2022, according to a […]

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12-8-21 AE

Rising Employee Turnover Costing Companies an Average of $26,511 Annually

Adding to the difficulty of finding qualified workers this season, 42% of U.S. companies say employee turnover has increased this year, costing businesses an overall average of $26,511 annually in lost productivity and recruiting, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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Supply Chain Crunch Latest Hit to Holiday Labor Market

The weeks leading up to the holidays may not be so merry and bright as businesses continue to contend with increased demand, fewer workers and the latest hit-a major supply chain crunch. Shoppers are ready to hit the stores in-person and online this year as a recent survey from The Harris Poll and Roku found that holiday […]

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11-10-2021 SM AE

69% of Companies Say It’s Impossible to Offer All the Benefits Employees Want

Following a year of hardship and economic downturn, good compensation and benefits are crucial for employee recruitment and retention. However, in a time of fierce competition for top talent, 69% of companies say it’s impossible to offer all the benefits employees want.  (more…)

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10-27-2021 Chart AE

Survey: Senior-Level Positions Most Difficult to Fill

With companies fairly split on whether it’s currently easy (53%) or difficult (47%) to recruit and fill positions, 55% of U.S. hiring decision-makers say the hardest roles to fill are senior-level openings. This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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9-22-2021-AE-Page

Job Market Competition Exacerbates Hiring Woes

Eighty-two percent of companies expect to face hiring challenges over the next year with the most commonly cited reason for the talent shortage being increased competition in the job market (30%). This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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9-8-2021 AE Page

72% of Companies Prefer to Reskill Employees Over Hiring New Ones

A majority of companies (72%) would rather take the time to reskill current employees for production needs than hire new ones from outside the organization. This is according to a new survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. (more…)

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8-25-2021 AE Page

The Partial Return to Work – and the (Dis)Comfort Doing So

The majority of U.S. workers (81%) are comfortable returning to the office during the COVID-19 pandemic, but 87% still believe their employers can do more to mitigate the virus risks. (more…)

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8-11-2021 AE Page

Remote Work is Here to Stay, But Only if You Meet the Requirements

Remote work continues to play a key role in the tight labor market as 63% of U.S. companies will allow existing employees to work remotely once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and 60% agree that a rise in this trend is making it more difficult to attract and retain employees. This is according to a new […]

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