The labor crisis in the United States continues to plague us. In fact, it’s getting worse and worse. This is not hyperbole or sensationalism. It is fact-based and supported by data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data in early May showing that there were 11.5 million job openings in March. They also reported that a record 4.5 million American workers quit their jobs. If every job seeker accepted one of these jobs, half of them would still remain vacant. You also need to remember that many unemployed workers are exceptionally picky about where to go next, making it more difficult to find reliable professionals to fill in the gaps for businesses that are just trying to stay afloat.
What you can do now
Of the 4.5 million people who have recently left their jobs, the demographic that has grown the most is the professional and business services sector, as well as construction.
What do these roles have in common? They understand a lot of busy work. These are the types of jobs that most people consider entry level, as their eyes are set on something closer to their specific skills. The problem that has now arisen is that many of the people who held these positions realized that their work could be done entirely from home without negatively impacting their productivity. With more and more companies requiring hybrid schedules, or even a full-time presence in the office, these people don’t want to put themselves in danger or waste their time for anything other than a boost.
Improving the quality of jobs in our country is an economic imperative. The labor shortage is a major challenge, and it is impacting the country’s ability to mitigate supply chain disruptions, rein in inflation, and continue our economic recovery.
You can do your part by better delegating busy work and stop forcing people to come into your office to answer the phone or work on their PC. We have phones and computers at home, and we are most comfortable in the privacy and security of our homes. This security extends to you as well. With team members working from home, you have less risk of exposure, office drama, insurance liabilities, and other overheads. Let busy work be done remotely so you can allocate the expense and effort to improving the work experience for your more specialized roles that need to be on-site.
What we do for you
When you find a viable employee, it takes more than a month to sign them in and weeks to fully onboard them. We are able to match employers with one or more virtual assistants chosen specifically for what is needed in a week. It usually takes an extra week to integrate them. These people are quick learners and hungry for opportunities.
Our virtual assistants also have access to the same quality equipment and internet as anyone on site. In addition to experience and training, they often have specific training. This means that while we emphasize their value in lightening your workload, they can often perform more advanced remote tasks. They are also connected to our exclusive tracking app, MyTimeIn, which allows employers to monitor them closely.