Managers Play It Smart in Tight Labor Market
It’s harder than ever to find and retain good
employees, so managers have been
using every resource
at their disposal to maintain the quality and strength of
workforce. Two surveys indicated managers relied
more and more on recruiting firms,
assistants and counteroffers to meet their skill and
|More than two-thirds of the
150 executives surveyed from the
nation’s largest 1,000 companies said
they got their best results using
staffing companies to find qualified
||Preferred Method of Finding
Qualified Candidates |
were allowed multiple responses.
|The overwhelming majority of
the executives (91%) said their
assistants’ opinions played an important
part in their hiring decisions, up from
60% five years ago.
||Importance of Executive
Assistant’s Opinion |
a survey of 1,400 CFOs, most said they
probably would use counteroffers to
retain good employees who have been
offered jobs elsewhere.
||Likelihood of a Counteroffer
Source: Robert Half International Inc. and OfficeTeam,
Menlo Park, California.