Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Common Staffing Challenges and Solutions for Business Owners

Hiring the right employees is crucial for the long-term growth and success of any business. But as the Baby Boomer generation starts to retire, many companies are facing a shortage of labor. Filling the workforce gap can be challenging; it often requires a significant investment of time and resources. Read on to learn more about the common hiring problems in today’s business world along with some solutions for overcoming these staffing challenges.

Finding experienced, qualified candidates

By far the biggest staffing challenge small business owners face is finding and recruiting qualified applicants. While there are many job search apps and websites you can use to post open positions, these platforms can be expensive. Searching for candidates is also time-consuming. Before you post a hiring notice, you’ll need to plan enough time to sift through resumes, call references, and conduct interviews.

Budgeting time for training

Investing time and resources to train employees is critical. But far too often, small business leaders rush to make hiring decisions without considering the training their newest employees will require to succeed in the workplace. Without effective training, getting new employees up-to-speed is nearly impossible. Before hiring new employees, be sure you’re ready to budget the time and resources to properly train them.

Retaining good talent

Once you hire and train a new employee, the next challenge is retention. Employee turnover can be costly in terms of both money and time. Plus, a high turnover rate can be harmful to your reputation as a business. One way today’s companies are fighting the high cost of employee turnover is by turning to outsourcing instead of more hiring in-house employees. Outsourcing labor allows business leaders to fill gaps in their workforce on a seasonal or permanent basis, without facing the risk of turnover.

At Ohio Valley Goodwill, we know how difficult it can be to find the right candidates for your workforce needs, particularly for assembly, kitting, packaging, and fulfillment services. That’s why we developed our Industrial Services Division as a way to provide quality contract labor solutions for area businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.

Ohio Valley Goodwill’s outsourced services help businesses grow while simplifying operations and lowering costs. Our flexible workforce that is driven by human intelligence, providing a flexible operation that’s able to work at any scale. With the support of our massive, experienced labor pool, your business can reduce overhead costs, and improve processes. And one of the biggest benefits of outsourcing with Goodwill is that you’ll no longer have to worry about the challenges recruiting, hiring, and training new in-house workers.

However, working with Ohio Valley Goodwill is about more than outsourcing. When you partner with Goodwill, you become a part of our non-profit mission to change lives through the power of work and provide meaningful employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Not only will your business benefit from our highly competitive labor costs and experienced workforce, but you’ll also benefit from the knowledge that you’re helping Ohio Valley Goodwill make Greater Cincinnati a more inclusive region.

Put Goodwill to work for your business today! We’re standing by to help fill your workforce needs. Contact our highly qualified team of B2B professionals to learn more and take a free tour of our facilities.