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Last week on the Premier HR Solutions blog, we discussed why it may be time to look outside the Austin metro area for your next top performer. This week, we’ll answer some of your most pressing questions about handling new hire relocations.
It’s no secret that the Austin metro area is booming. Recent job growth reports show a steady upward climb: most recently, Austin clocked in at 16th in the nation for overall job growth. With record-low unemployment rates and a rapidly-changing recruitment atmosphere, Austin-area businesses are experiencing the double-edged sword of a booming economy. On the one hand, companies are growing and there’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. On the other hand, it’s harder than ever to find top talent to help your business continue to thrive.
As the weather gets warmer and school lets out for the summer, it’s that time of year again: the time when you, as a manager, receive a flood of time off requests.
The latest numbers are in for Austin’s job growth and unemployment, and the upward climb of the metro area’s economy continues. According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Austin metro area is 16th in the nation overall for job growth over the past twelve months.
In Austin, the STEM fields are on an upward swing, and the growth doesn’t show signs of slowing. The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Austin’s STEM occupations account for 11.1% of the labor market, making the metro area the 6th most concentrated in STEM jobs in the nation.
Women in the workforce might be “happy” at their current position, but they’re job searching anyway. It’s not hard to see how this factors into an environment where it’s truly an “employee’s market”—with record low unemployment rates, employees have the power, and it’s essential that your company take note if you want to attract, hire, and retain top talent in your industry.
Start-ups need a different kind of HR support than larger businesses. With smaller budgets and unique needs, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to human resources for start-up companies. However, ignoring HR strategies and practices for your new venture could...
In today’s work environment, liability is everywhere. You open your company up to significant risk from wrongful termination lawsuits, workplace discrimination claims, and harassment allegations. An HR professional can help protect your company and your employees with vital training, regulatory compliance, and procedures.
Neglecting your HR strategy now will only open you up to risk, liability, and potential issues. Your company is probably not ready for a full-fledged HR department, or even one full-time HR employee, but that doesn’t mean that human resources shouldn’t be on your mind.
Attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent is already a tall order, and today’s increasingly tight job market is only making it more difficult. To remain competitive in a modern job market like the one we’re in today, it’s critical for companies to review all of the ways they’re attracting talent, and of course, compensation is high on the top of that list.