In early 2022, employers across the country were surveyed regarding attraction and retention challenges and workplace strategies. Over 150 employers responded to the survey from various industries—including manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale trade, health care and nonprofit.
Survey respondents employ workforces of various sizes, ranging from fewer than 10 to over 1,000, with the most common employee counts as follows: 100-249 (29%), 50-99 (19%) and 25-49 (14%). Although the survey represents employers of various sizes, small- to medium-size organizations were the most common.
This survey provided significant insights into how attraction and retention issues present a persistent operational challenge for organizations and what strategies employers are pursuing to compete in today’s labor market.