August 12, 2015
A few weeks ago I posted about employers who want good employees, but don’t want to pay good wages for them. (“Turn Around That Turnover” July 2, 2015)
Today there’s an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how employers are bemoaning the lack of workers with the skills they need. They are dissatisfied with applicants’ work ethic, communication skills, interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills.
According to the article, only 44 percent are actually raising wages to attract good hires.
But since that percentage is higher than the 35% who did it two years ago, maybe they’re learning something after all.