Hiring in Phoenix Is Hotter Than Ever! What This Means for You

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on November 29, 2016

Throughout 2016, Arizona has posted higher-than-average job growth compared with the rest of the nation – and among Arizona cities, Phoenix is leading the pack.

Here are the hottest hiring sectors in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area today:

  • In June 2016, Forbes magazine picked Phoenix as the “City Winning the Battle for Information Jobs” outside Silicon Valley. The sector has grown 40 percent since 2010 and continues to thrive.
  • Education and Health Services. From providing services to handling their administration, these fields have grown significantly in the past year.
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities. This field is one of the fastest-growing in the Phoenix metropolitan area after the tech sector, and it includes workers with a wide variety of skills and abilities.

What does this mean for your company?

Here’s how to respond to the hiring boom in order to ensure you get the quality talent you need when you need them:

Strengthen your employment brand.
The best candidates aren’t just looking for a job; they’re looking for a place their career can thrive. Reach out to the candidates who will work best in your company culture by promoting that culture as part of your employment branding and outreach. Your recruiter can help you identify your brand and stay on message in your recruiting efforts.

Shorten the time to hire.
Top candidates can easily slip through your fingers if you allow the hiring process to linger unnecessarily. Make a plan to hire efficiently, communicate key dates to your top candidates and coordinate with your staffing firm to hire better people in less time.

Ask for Help
Staffing firms specialize in staying in touch with the best talent in the industries they serve. They can help you find the “passive candidates” who won’t respond to a job ad, but who will make the move to a new employer if the fit is just right. They can also help you improve the quality of your candidate pool and control your staffing costs.

At TERRA Staffing, our staffing partners specialize in staying on top of broader hiring trends in the Phoenix area so we have a clear understanding of the pressures and opportunities facing the clients we serve.

Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Phoenix, Portland and Seattle.

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