Home improvement retailer Home Depot is taking a new approach to address the ongoing labor shortage.
This week, the company said that job applicants can expect to hear an offer from the firm “within one day of applying.”
Home Depot is speeding up their hiring process ahead of spring, which is the one of the busiest times of year for the company. The company plans to hire 100,000 new workers, including flexible, part-time, and full-time positions for customer service, sales, store support, freight, merchandising, and warehouse associates.
In addition to its hiring spree, Home Depot said it will be offering more perks for job seekers, including upskilling opportunities, reimbursement for tuition, discounted stock purchases, and a cash bonus program.
“In today’s climate, jobseekers are shopping for the best opportunity,” said Eric Schelling, vice president of global talent acquisition at Home Depot.
Companies have ramped up their benefits in recent months as the Great Resignation causes businesses across various industries to struggle with increased consumer demand and lack of labor. As a result, there has been a power shift from leaders down to employees, and this is expected to continue impacting the future of hiring, as well as decision-making among higher-ups.