2019 is off to a good start, but there are definitely some hiring challenges ahead. If one of your primary goals this year is in hiring the very best talent for your business, it is important to recognize the challenges you may face and prepare for them ahead of time. We have organized a list of potential issues you may encounter when looking to hire the best people, as well as ways to help solve the problem.


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The pool of relevant talent is low.

With unemployment dropping below 4% in recent months, the lowest it has been in decades, finding employees to fill your positions might be more challenging than previously. There just aren’t as many people searching for jobs as there were in the past few years.

Solution: You might not be looking in the right place! Consider how you might be able to branch out into new areas to find talented people. A good way to reach the most active job seekers who are relevant to your business is by tapping into growing online services. You don’t want to invest your time and money in an online service that doesn’t have an active pool of candidates.


You’re having trouble engaging with passive employees.

Passives candidates are people who are currently employed and not actively looking for a new job, who might be interested in a new position if the opportunity presented itself. Targeting these candidates is often a difficult endeavor. However, is often necessary to obtain the kinds of people you want working for you. As such, engaging with passive talent isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Solution: Reaching out personally to passive candidates is critical. They won’t approach you with a proposition, so make the job easier for them and approach them yourself. Leverage websites like LinkedIn to ensure that you can find the best candidates who might be willing to switch.


You don’t have enough time to go looking.

If you simply don’t have the time to search for candidates, it puts you in a difficult position. Do you sacrifice responsibilities to get it done, or adjust and make do?

Solution: You don’t need to spend valuable time looking for talent if you work with a staffing agency. Partnering with us, Tempstar Staffing, means that you will have your staffing needs met in any industry without costing you precious time, resources, and stress. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you and find the best, most-qualified candidates to fill your open positions.