Happy New Year!
The job market has been through dramatic changes in the last two years. As the workplace continues to evolve, organizations struggle to keep employees –and with the shift in workforce expectations –leading talent remains in control of the hiring process. We don’t see this changing in the near future, but we are prepared to help both candidates and organizations embrace and navigate what is important to each of them.
What we do know is that over the last two years workers have reassessed their priorities and many have left their jobs. Some of the reasons for leaving include a better work/life balance, flexible work schedules, a positive culture of diversity & inclusion, better benefits, mental well-being programs, and a leadership team that will support their career goals. Additionally, an alarming number of women have left the job market. This isn’t new information, but it’s worth noting that it’s still just as prevalent as when the pandemic started. The question remains, should organizations adjust their sails or bear the consequences of changing workforce demands.
When I founded The Larko Group in 1993, I knew there would be plenty of rocky roads along the way, but this one has — by far — been the most challenging. But, conversely, the most rewarding. Despite it all, my goals have never wavered, TLG is about people. Helping organizations solve hiring challenges by finding people who make a difference and helping job seekers find the right job that aligns with their goals. Our job isn’t to change the mission of organizations or expect candidates to alter their aspirations. Our job is to continually educate the workforce and our clients about what is happening in the job market.
We are excited to face these challenges head on in 2022 and will continue to lead the way in our industry. We believe we still have a lot of work to do and so much to look forward to. And as always, we’re ready to personalize your TLG experience to achieve your goals.