It’s been a tough year for any business looking to hire. Job seekers today have had nearly two years to reassess their careers and they have the power to be more selective than ever before when choosing which positions and companies to pursue. As a result, many of you are struggling to not only find talent for your open roles, but also keep top performers around long-term.
So, what does it take to stand out as an employer looking to attract and retain top talent? Among factors like pay and benefits, career growth options consistently rank as a top priority for today’s workers. Unfortunately, most companies, especially those in the industries hit hardest by the pandemic — like automotive, retail, and hospitality — don’t have career paths built out at all. If you’re a leader or HR manager in one of these industries, you might even think it’s not possible for the type of roles you have at your organization.
But we’re here to tell you that it is possible, and that it’s something you can no longer afford to put off. In the auto space for example, you might think there aren’t many opportunities for you to provide growth outside