As we emerge from Covid-19, provider agencies have unique opportunities to continue to retool their workforce. Attracting and hiring qualified applicants is a competitive process. Many providers don’t always keep this front and foremost in their thinking and get beaten to the best candidates by other providers or larger retail orientated competitors like Amazon, Costco, Walmart and others.
These resources could help. They’re from MITC, a leader in workforce management and electronic health record solutions designed for providers serving the I/DD and Behavioral Health Communities.
- Tips for Boosting Applications and Hiring in 2021
Get a road map of competitive recruiting and hiring options for providers.
- Applicant Tracking System
Download this fact sheet to learn how agencies can post to numerous job boards with just one click, eliminate unqualified applicants, organize its hiring procedures, and fill all its open positions with well-qualified employees
Employees May Be Reluctant to Reenter the Workforce
Approximately 4 to 8 million fewer people are currently in the labor force than before the pandemic, depending upon how they are counted. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, May 7th, 2021 that there are many reasons holding back potential employees from the labor market:
- Fear of Covid-19, sickness
- Lack of childcare and open schools
- Previous employer has offered to rehire soon
- Few job openings in their area
- Extended jobless benefits
Labor Shortage Should Ease in 2021
The labor shortage should ease in 2021, especially given the CDC’s recent updated mask guidance for fully people who are fully vaccinated. Still, the process may take months as:
- Vaccination rates continue to rise
- Schools fully re-open
- $300 per week federal unemployment bonus above and beyond what states provide, expires in September