How to Attract and Retain Skilled Workers

Hiring companies are encountering a serious skill gaps while trying to recruit talent – and according to a recent LaSalle Network study, finding skilled talent was the number 1 challenge business leaders encountered while hiring in 2022.

According to a study by Emeritus, top in-demand skills businesses are seeking today include: 

  • Technology 
  • Management/Leadership 
  • Analytics 

As leaders struggle to find skilled candidates, they may consider 1. hiring inexperienced candidates and investing in training and ongoing development, or 2. consider the internal talent pool, first. Providing growth and upskilling opportunities for employees is one key way to keep employees engaged and improve retention, while also developing essential skillsets. 

To promote internal job opportunities, leaders may:  

  • Share internal job opportunities on a company intranet homepage, via e-mail, or discuss open opportunities in meetings to increase awareness  
  • Request nominations from managers of high-performing employees  
  • Develop strong succession plans for high-potential employees 

To learn more about this and other hiring trends to prepare for in 2023, download our full report here. 



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