The story is roughly the same everywhere, though the details may differ. A business is thriving in today’s economy, but it can’t grow any further unless it finds more help, and it can’t locate good employees who want to stick around. Today’s unemployment numbers are historically low, and companies across the country in every sector of the meat industry are facing employee shortages.
When it comes to attracting employees, wage is obviously an important issue, but it’s not necessarily the only factor. Phil Hayes, SPHR, VP HR Services and Operations for The Arnold Group, a human resources company, reports that 67 percent of Americans says it’s a good time to find a job, an increase of 25 percent from 2016. He also points out that 47 percent of all employees would take another job for less or the same pay.