Energy Conference: Decarbonization - A Business Perspective REGISTER

Businesses everywhere are having a hard time finding qualified employees. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index said 32 percent of business owners in the survey plan to hire in the coming year—the second highest percentage in the 14 years the survey has been conducted. But finding the right people is another matter. The National Federation of Independent Business stated that 54 percent of their businesses were struggling to fill positions.

One of the few downsides of a strong economy is its impact on available workers. But there are things small businesses can do. Rieva Lesonsky explains that small changes in how you go about hiring people can make a big difference.

“It’s been an employer’s market for a long time—but now the tides have turned,” she says. “To find employees worthy of working at your business, you’ll need to convince them your business is a worthwhile place to work.”

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