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Retention Strategies are Key as Employers Ply a Market with Few Job Seekers

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Workplace culture is among the qualities local experts believe can reduce employee turnover and mitigate costs

Lorraine Clarno, the president and CEO of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, said that more than a decade ago there was already anticipation that growing retirement among the Boomer generation, at a rate of about 15,000 retirees a day by 2018 or 2019, was going to affect the labor market.

“What we didn’t know is at the same time we would have a global pandemic that just has really transformed how people understand what’s important to them, and some folks have really adjusted lifestyles and all kinds of things on top of it,” she said, adding that the difficulty in finding employees isn’t a problem that will go away anytime soon.

For more tips on recruitment and retention strategies for Flathead Valley businesses Job Service Kalispell has put together flyers that include links to additional resources. For retention strategies click here. For recruitment strategies click here.

By Mike Kordenbrock

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