Workforce trends post-Covid and a website for job listings at Carroll County

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19 Apr 2022


It is now apparent that Covid-19 has forced the accelerations of some existing shifts in the way the workforce adapts to economic situations; other new trends have also emerged. It is therefore critical for business leaders to understand that post-Covid scenario shifts are changing how people work and how business gets done. Employers who respond effectively to these HR trends can ensure their organizations stand out from the competition.

Workforce trends for employers to keep in mind in the post-Covid era

Here are some trends that have emerged as strong reckoners of how the workforce is choosing to do its daily job**:

1. Increase in remote working

A recent poll showed that 48% of employees will continue to work remotely at least part of the time after COVID-19 versus 30% before the pandemic. As organizations shift to remote operations, employers are advised to explore the critical competencies employees will need to collaborate digitally, and be prepared to adjust employee experience strategies. They should also consider whether and how to shift performance goal-setting and employee evaluations for a remote context. 

2. Contingent worker expansion

The economic uncertainty of the pandemic has caused many workers to lose their jobs and exposed others for the first time to nonstandard work models. Many organizations responded to the pandemic's economic impact by reducing their contractor budgets, but there has since been a shift.

Recent analysis shows that organizations will continue to expand their use of contingent workers to maintain more flexibility in workforce management post-COVID-19, as a cost-saving measure.

3. Expanded employer role as a social safety net

The pandemic has increased the trend of employers playing an expanded role in the financial, physical, and mental well-being of their employees. Support includes enhanced sick leave, financial assistance, adjusted hours of operation, and child care provisions. 

A website for career opportunities at Carroll County

The CADC is excited to announce a new Career Opportunities page on its website where individuals can look to find positions of their interest. The CADC's Career Opportunities page is the 'first look' for anyone in the Carroll region looking for employment or contemplating a career change.

Kimberly Tiefenthaler, Executive Director of the CADC, states that the corporation stood very committed to the employers of Carroll County, including those seeking career opportunities. With an abundance of jobs and opportunities in many different industries -from education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and more, Carroll County businesses are growing and ready to hire. The CADC, in alignment with its mission statement, is working to help fill that workforce and grow our area businesses. 

Getting employers’ needs published effectively and efficiently

Currently, the webpage only allows Carroll County businesses to post their jobs and will serve as a central location for all opportunities available. The website also receives many views from people in surrounding communities, counties, and states - Ames, Omaha, Des Moines, Ankeny, Minneapolis, Wisconsin, Illinois, and more. Allowing those to view the opportunities in Carroll County is another piece of the puzzle to growing our community. It helps promote great jobs in great communities that are safe, have amenities, broadband, great schools, and more. 

Employers are now able to quickly and efficiently get their employment needs published in an ideal social media setting with high traffic volume. The CADC's plan is to have as many jobs as possible listed on the website from the County. This helps promote our businesses, communities, and all we have to offer. "Hiring staff is the biggest challenge we employers face right now. At Carroll CSD we are happy that there is a local website where people can go to jobs available in our community. Being able to reach a wide range of people is really important for employers," stated Casey Berlau, Superintendent at Carroll CSD.

Are you an employer in Carroll County? Would you like to publish your employment needs for an effective response? Visit the Career Opportunities page here.