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Drew Brown Named 2023 Staffing Agencies Power List

We are excited and honored to share that our Vice President, Drew Brown, has been named to the SC Biz News 2023 Staffing Agencies Power List! With 19 years of experience in the recruiting industry, Drew has continued to stay on top of hiring trends and remains eager and innovative in today’s hiring market.

Here are Drew’s thoughts on hiring trends in today’s market:

What has been the biggest post-pandemic workplace challenge in filling open positions?
In a nutshell, I would list 3 factors:

  1. Baby boomers have decided to retire leaving a large void in experienced employees. Although some are interested in temporary/contract opportunities, most are content and will enjoy their new lifestyle.
  2. The gig economy (i.e. uber drivers) has created competition for workers and offers more flexibility for someone who would have normally worked in a traditional 8-5 role.
  3. The pandemic seemed to create more of a relaxed / stay at home mentality that has kept a portion of workers voluntarily on the sidelines. Until economic conditions change, I would expect more of the same.

What is the biggest need you’re seeing from South Carolina employers?
Accounting, Finance, Healthcare and Engineering. These are typically jobs that are always in demand, but particularly in today’s environment.

How can companies most effectively shape their hiring strategy?
With unemployment in the Upstate area under 3%, companies must consistently work in promoting their business as an “employer of choice”. They must not only sell the position, but also sell the company. Pay and benefits are important as always, however; today’s candidates are also seeking culture, environment, and flexibility as well!

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