January 6, 2022
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Employers across the globe face a massive labor shortage; 49 percent of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). But, despite how it looks now, there may be hope in the form of “hidden workers.”
According to a recent Harvard Business School (HBS) study, there are 27 million people who could fill the vacancies. And yet, they’re getting left out of the traditional hiring process.
To succeed in today’s tight labor market, you need to tap into this untapped talent pool. So, let’s take a closer look at hidden workers and what you can do to attract them.
The HBS study categorized hidden workers into three groups:
Hidden workers include veterans, immigrants, caregivers, and those with disabilities or mental health challenges. So, what can you do to tap into this diverse but excluded talent pool?
Many companies’ screening processes immediately send hidden workers’ applications to the rejection pile. Here are some tips on how you can update your recruitment process to avoid this happening:
These workers come from a diverse range of backgrounds. It’s important to recognize their unique experiences and challenges while nurturing their talent. Here are some tips on how to do this:
Across the nation, there is a massive labor shortage. And yet, there are 27 million hidden workers that are being excluded from the hiring process.
Tap into this valuable talent pool with JazzHR. This intelligent and easy-to-use recruitment software will help you find a more diverse range of candidates for better hires. And, as it’s designed with the candidate experience in mind, you can make hidden workers feel valued throughout the hiring process, too. Contact us today to find out more.