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President’s Letter

As of Spring 2021, the unemployment rate is back down to around 6 percent. While this is still higher than pre-pandemic rates under 4 percent, it’s much better than anyone would have predicted a year ago. Supply and demand are off-kilter, and recruiting is a major concern nationwide. Employers are facing turnover as workers chase hybrid or even fully remote positions. Companies are also finding that the time to fill their open positions is growing. The job market is competitive once again, and it’s a whole new recruiting world.

This issue features the article “7 Creative Recruitment Strategies” by JazzHR. They’ve suggested innovative ways to put the Internet to work for your company’s next hiring campaign. One of their strategies involves virtual job fairs, which Employment Enterprises (and our subsidiary, Temporary Solutions) has been taking advantage of since Spring 2020.

As the effects of the pandemic and subsequent quarantine hit, we were able to jump into action quickly to develop our “Virtual Open House.” This series of webinar-style presentations allows job seekers to learn the basics about our company through a quick, five-minute presentation. The candidates then have the chance to schedule a face-to-face meeting with one of our expert recruiters, whether immediately or at a later time. The flexibility this format provides paired with the ability to connect with recruiters has made this program a success.

No matter the strategies you employ, act now! Recruiting will only get more challenging as our economy reopens and potential candidates require flexibility. Employment Enterprises is ready to provide innovative approaches to your recruiting campaigns.

Lovey Hammel, President

You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world ... but it requires people to make that dream a reality. 
—Walt Disney

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