Prudential’s latest Pulse of the American Worker survey, conducted in March has some interesting insight on important shifts in the job market coming our way. They found that 1 out of 4 workers (26%) plan on looking for a new job once the pandemic is behind us. The percentage is even higher for millennials (now hitting 40 years old by the way) at 34%. This reshuffling of the deck is going to be especially hard on employers who aren’t ready to replace highly skilled talent.
If I had a dollar for every business leader who has told me something to the effect of, “We posted (x) job on (y) platform and we had hundreds of resumes in the first week, but they were all junk!” I would have at least a few hundred dollars. Sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster, Career Builder, and others have exploded over the last five years, LinkedIn’s death grip on the recruiting world has only tightened, and every few months a new “___’s list” pops up. I get asked all the time which job sites we post on and reluctantly I confess that we post on almost all of them. Thousands of dollars every month on job postings across a dozen or so platforms. Do we get great candidates from these postings? Not usually. So why do it? It’s complicated.