According to a new survey from XpertHR, most employers anticipate that recruiting and hiring will be “somewhat” or “very” challenging in the new year.
The Survey of HR Challenges for 2022 showed that, despite these expected roadblocks, 69% of employers foresee their workforce to grow in the new year.
“While employers foresee challenges recruiting talent, a majority also anticipate growing their workforce, making the labor shortage even more of an acute pain point,” said Amanda Czepiel, Head of Content at XpertHR.
Aside from recruiting and hiring challenges, 79% of employers said employee retention would create hurdles for HR teams, followed by workforce planning (67%) and vaccine mandates (66%).
In order to address these issues and overcome workplace challenges in the new year, 60% of employers plan to increase salaries for incoming workers and 66% plan to give pay bumps to existing employees.
Additionally, 48% of employers are prepared to offer flexible work arrangements, including remote working and hybrid models, for new hires
“These recruitment and retention efforts are natural next steps and are consistent with what we’ve seen from employers eager to overcome the labor shortage,” said Czepiel.