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Wages And Benefits On The Rise

Wages and Benefits on the Rise: Are You Staying Competitive?

With record inflation and job openings around the country, companies are realizing that they need to increase wages and benefits in order to stay competitive. If you want to hire and retain quality skilled workers, this is critical. However, there are some pitfalls to this process. In this article we cover the reasons for increased wages as well as problems to avoid.

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The Great Resignation: The Real Cost of Turnover

It’s no secret that industries are facing an unprecedented loss of employees.

In what has been called “The Great Resignation” or “The Big Quit”, companies in all industries are faced with the complexities of:

🛠 Losing employees
🛠 Costs involved in re-hiring
🛠 The impact of being understaffed on company culture

🎙️ In the latest episode of The Skillwork Forum, Tim and Brett discuss the latest statistics and realities that many business leaders are facing today with their workforce.

If you are a business leader or have found yourself impacted by this high turnover rate and lack of employees to fill vacancies, this episode is for you.

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the Staffing Model for Skilled Trades

Does your organization use staffing agencies to fill crucial roles?

Most companies that use staffing agencies understand there are different models, but not all models are created equal. Let us help you understand the different staffing models available to your company and how you can find the right model for your needs.

The latest episode of The Skillwork Forum takes an in-depth look at the options available and how to identify the best model for the roles you need to fill. 🛠

Take it from the staffing professionals—you want to discover what options are available and find the skilled workers that will do the job right to maximize your time and resources.

Skillwork is here to get you those skilled workers. 👍🏽
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Industry leaders discussing skilled labor trends

8 Trends for Skilled Labor in 2022

In many ways, it’s the golden age for skilled workers. There is high demand for trade labor jobs, pay is on the rise, and the recent infrastructure bill will provide many opportunities for workers. However, the labor shortage is the biggest challenge most business leaders in the trade industries face today.

In this article we will go over eight trends for the skilled trades in 2022 for both trade employers and skilled trade workers.

 2022 Trends for Skilled Labor by Skillwork (Click here for part 2)

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2022 Trends for Skilled Labor (Part 1)

Are you aware of the skilled labor trends for 2022?  

We’re expecting to see similar trends from the past two years in 2022, but many of them will accelerate significantly in the coming months. It’s critical to be prepared as a business leader or skilled worker so you can meet the challenge head-on
In our most recent episode , Tim Raglin and Brett Elliott chat about the eight largest factors and trends that will continue to affect the skilled trades , such as:
Labor Shortages
Baby Boomer Exodus
Workplace Flexibility
These are j ust a few of the challenges industries across the United States have been facing and will continue to face in the coming year. However, we’re confident that being aware of these issues can help businesses and workers plan to be successful in 2022



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Honoring The Trades And American Heritage - The Art Of Honor

Skilled tradesmen making art that honors America’s heroes and values? Count us in 👊
In our most recent episode, Tim Raglin sits down with Tim Lampros and Dan Stuenzi, the artist and business mind behind America’s Wall of Honor. They discuss how Lampros used his military and trades background to create art that honors our fallen heroes and service branches.
He combined sanding, welding, and engineering to create a mobile monument that will travel to all 50 states, teaching patriotism to young and old alike. 🇺🇸
It’s amazing to see the trades making an impact in every sphere of life and culture. This is an episode you don’t want to miss. Also, check out their website for more information!
America’s Wall of Honor


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