2018 is passing quickly. With half the year gone, it’s time to review local hiring trends in Phoenix.
Which predictions from January are still on track, and which ones need to be revised?
Here’s the outlook for the second half of 2018:
1. Tech hiring is still strong.
Traditionally, hiring in tech is strongest in the first half of the year, after project and department budgets are approved. However, several Phoenix tech companies are expected to have 100 or more openings in the second half of 2018 as the tech industry continues to boom.
2. Small businesses are becoming big competitors.
One small business can have trouble competing for top talent against big companies – but when small businesses are booming, as in Phoenix, they become a collective competitor for the best candidates. Marketing and tech small businesses are expected to put intense pressure on hiring in these fields for the rest of the year.
3. Hiring demands are top to bottom.
From cashiers to executives, companies in Phoenix are looking to fill jobs at every level of experience and expertise. Businesses will need to get creative to attract and keep the best available talent for their open jobs.
Companies seeking the staff they need in Phoenix can use information about hiring trends to improve their own recruitment and retention. Here’s how:
Here’s what you can do:
1. Dig in to the details.
While hiring competition is heating up throughout Phoenix, certain sectors are feeling the pressure more than others, with technology and marketing at the top of the list. Dig in to the competition in the fields you need, so you know what to expect. Your recruiter can help.
2. Stand out with a strong employment brand.
In a candidate’s market, candidates tend to gravitate toward a company that looks like great place to work. Become one of these by focusing on a strong employment brand that tells your company’s story and “sells” your workplace as one of the best in the area. Build internal morale by recruiting your employees to tell their stories as part of the brand-building project.
3. Plan with an expert.
A strategic staffing plan can help you turn hiring challenges into opportunities for 2018 and beyond. Work with a recruiter who specializes in strategic staffing plans for more help.
How TERRA Can Help
At TERRA Staffing, our recruiters specialize in helping our Phoenix clients understand staffing trends and stay ahead of the game, so they have access to outstanding talent when they need it. To learn more about our staffing services in Phoenix and the Pacific Northwest, contact us today.