|Finding and retaining the best employees is no easy task, but it is an important one. It can be difficult to pin down the exact cost of employee turnover as several variables come into play. Research published by the Center for American Progress® estimates the cost of replacing an employee to be between 10 percent and 30 percent of the employee’s annual salary. Add to that the soft costs, such as lost productivity, diminished engagement and decreased customer satisfaction, and the price tag is more than some can bear.|
Enter job fairs. Job fairs can be extremely helpful in finding qualified workers who are a fit for both your agency and its culture. Job fairs offer numerous ways you can maximize your investment. Keep reading to find out more.
Why should you participate in a job fair?
Job fair participation comes with a slew of benefits:
How to get the most out of your next job fair opportunity:
Finding the right employees isn’t easy. But, participating in a job fair has the potential to give you a pool swimming with qualified candidates. Once you’re there, be sure your time is well spent by following some of the helpful suggestions above. Happy hiring!
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