With each new year comes new professional trends. So, what should you expect in employment trends for 2019?
While much of what you’ll see in the coming year will depend on your industry, your location and your individual business needs, there are some overarching trends that you should keep your eye on. Here are five of them.
1. Low Unemployment
Unemployment has been steadily falling since 2010, and at the end of 2018, the national rate was below 4 percent. That is great news for you and your neighbors—but it can make hiring a bit more difficult for your organization. Accordingly, finding available talent that wants to work for your business may be difficult, especially if you are in a competitive market.
You may see companies offering better training, recruiting in non-traditional ways and offering flexibility as well as increased pay. As of July 2018, wages were officially at their peak; and as long as the economy keeps humming, we’ll likely see wages continue to climb. Be prepared for your organization to offer employees raises (or something else valuable) in order to keep them from jumping to competitors.
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