During high volume hiring projects, HR pros face some unique challenges. Developing an effective and efficient hiring process is not easy, and being tasked with hiring hundreds or thousands of employees in a time crunch presents its own set of unique challenges. This is particularly true for entry-level positions within industries such as manufacturing, distribution centers, and call centers. In this blog, we’ll discuss three areas where human resources personnel could struggle as they work to complete a high volume hiring project.
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If you’ve ever been involved in high-volume hiring project, then you’re no stranger to the urgency and intensity of the hiring demands. You might be finding a lack of candidates with the skill sets needed to continue to drive revenue or have a massive amount of applications to process in a short time. Your HR team is likely spread thin, you may be growing at unpredictable rates, and you need to move quickly to find top talent and keep them interested.
As of last month, the national unemployment rate was 4.3%, which is the lowest it’s been in a decade. According to ManpowerGroup Inc.’s most recent employer confidence quarterly survey, we will be seeing a healthy pace of job creation in Q3 of this year. With such a low unemployment rate, employers are having difficulty filling the jobs they’re creating. Furthermore, the competitive labor market is leading to an increase in turnover which only exacerbates the issue. This is particularly true in manufacturing settings, where the traditional workforce is either uninterested in entry-level manufacturing work or under qualified for the skilled positions needed.