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BY DOUGLAS J. GUTH for The Land Long checkout lines. Short-staffed hospitals. Slow service at your favorite restaurant. Where have all the workers gone? The reasons are varied—ranging from a lack of child care to forced, often early, retirement, to a desire for the...
“Flexibility is a baseline factor of being competitive for talent,” she explains. “Thinking about this up front will help employers in the long-term.”
The No. 1 thing you have to have to attract and keep workers as an employer is competitive compensation. One of the problems we found is that employers feel like they have increased wages for workers, but employees said either they haven’t seen great wage gains or those workers saw wage gains wiped out because of inflation, or both.
Until employers ask, there’s no knowing what may be on their workers’ minds, but the results may be surprisingly simple to respond to.
Only 36.2% of people working in education who responded to our survey said they get paid appropriately for the work they do. That’s the lowest of all the industries we analyzed.
This op-ed originally appeared in the Crain's Cleveland Business Forum on Transportation on July 25, 2022. Click here to read the original and explore the forum, the first in a series focusing on public policy issues that matter to Cleveland Business, funded by the...