Monday, November 27, 2006

Hiring & Retaining Employees Getting tougher

According to BusinessWeek, Business 2.0, and other biz journals, hiring and retaining quality employees will continue to get difficult. According to the NYTimes: "These measures reflect a hard demographic reality: Baby boomers are retiring and the number of young adults is declining. By 2012, the work force will be losing more than two workers for every one it gains."

To get good workers, it is like getting cellular or TV subscribers: “It’s a zero-sum game,” said William H. Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution, noting that one city’s gain can only be another’s loss. “These are rare and desirable people.”

What are you doing to hire creative, energetic employees? Do you have a workplace environment that is stimulating and fun? On a similar note, here is the 2006 Robert Half IT Salary Survey.

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