The spooky season is just around the corner; it won’t be long before someone in your office shows up with an entertaining costume. Halloween is one of the more enjoyable holidays of the year. Halloween is a time for fun, but it’s also a holiday that essentially focuses on the macabre. This is why people carve jack-o-lanterns, dress up as witches or skeletons, and tell scary stories. There are lots of things that can come to spook you on Halloween. This year, one of the things which could end up spooking a lot of business owners is the labor shortage in the U.S.
In this article, we will discuss the ongoing labor shortage and what firm owners can do to prevent this shortage from affecting them. As we will see, hiring a virtual assistant can be a very effective way to combat this trend.
The Ongoing Labor Shortage
The U.S. continues to see major labor shortages in multiple places around the country. In urban and rural areas, we see advertisements for jobs that indicate that many employers are not able to recruit the help they need. Many entry-level positions are now being offered signing bonuses, higher wages, and other perks in order to attract candidates. Although certain places in the country have seen improvements in the shortage, this is still a major problem in many parts of the nation.
One of the causes of the labor shortage is the federal unemployment money which came about to combat the effects of the COVID shutdown. Many workers, particularly in the service sector, began receiving more money from the State and federal unemployment assistance than from their regular paychecks. In response, many workers opted to remain unemployed and continue receiving unemployment benefits. Now, a new trend has supplemented this problem and contributed to the labor shortage: the so-called “great resignation.”
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People all across the country have been resigning from their jobs. One of the main reasons is that younger workers are trying to make a statement about their attitudes and preferences. Many younger workers are attempting to “reinvent” themselves and their professional lives, and they see the current environment as being an ideal situation toward this end.
What’s the solution to this dilemma? How can a firm owner solve this problem without becoming too spooked? The answer is those firm owners should be looking at new forms of hiring to fill gaps in their staff. The form we recommend is to hire a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants can perform a wide range of functions at a high level of competency. Such as marketing, administration, scheduling, bookkeeping, accounting, web management, and so forth. VAs can perform these functions without ever having to set foot in the office. Thus, virtual assistants can take care of tasks in an eco-friendly manner that doesn’t add any more clutter to the office. What’s more, virtual assistants can even be hired offshore. This means that there is a seemingly inexhaustible supply of workers available. Hiring a VA can be one of the best ways to create value for your firm.
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