There’s no doubt about it: the labor market is crazy right now! Warehouse teams across the United States have been struggling to fill their hiring gaps, and hiring managers are about ready to pull their hair out (if they haven’t done so already!) Yet, as more and more days pass, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Job seekers are moving from passive job seekers to active job seekers, for several reasons, but the main one is that unemployment benefits will return to normal on September 6th. With that being said, here are our three tips for hiring managers to help navigate the current labor market and recruit warehouse teams faster!
Make sure you have the proper starting pay
2021 has set some records with some of the highest-paying salaries within the logistics industry. If you’re an employer and you’re not willing to pay for the best talent, then chances are you haven’t been that successful at finding quality talent. Your future warehouse team has had time to look at job openings passively, and they have a pretty good understanding of their value as employees and their market value to a company. Our team made it easy to see where you stack up to your competitors with our 2021 Salary Guide. To download the guide, click here.
Offer your warehouse team incentives
What type of incentives are you currently offering? Some common employee incentives include retirement plans, healthcare, sick leave, and paid time off. With a good salary/hourly wage, warehouse workers want to know what is in it for them. Make them an offer they can’t resist. Think about some things you would like your employer to offer if you were them. How are you going to attract the best talent to your open jobs? Whether that’s with an initial sign-on bonus or incentivizing current employees with a referral bonus program, the ball is in your court.
Partner with Spectra360
When you partner with Spectra360 hiring experts, you can rest easy knowing that we have the experience to provide you with job candidates that fit your needs fast! We had helped our clients find quality talent during the most challenging times of this pandemic when they needed it the most.
If you need help with recruiting for your warehouse team, we are your solution. We offer customized staffing plans that are executed without fail. To get started, schedule your free consultation today! Visit www.spectra360.com/schedule.