Fortune: the secret to getting workers off the sidelines.

March 29, 2022 Mike Smith

Employers continue to struggle with the impacts of “The Great Resignation.” Many of those who left the workforce still haven’t returned, despite an overabundance of jobs.

According to, more than 40% of employers say they plan to improve employee benefits and perks this year. That should help, along with higher pay. As long as they also give workers the freedom to work a flexible schedule, that is.

“If you have the capability to offer people flexible employment, you need to be using that … ,” says Mike Smith, CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Parents and caregivers in particular are looking for flexible and remote opportunities to help them balance career and family.

Economists predict that workers who resigned, or maybe even retired, will run out of savings over time. But companies that need to hire now can’t wait.

Take a look at the supporting statistics in Fortune, then get your copy of Randstad Sourceright’s 2022 Talent Trends Report for 10 smart talent strategies employers are using to stand out and attract talent this year.

About the Author

Mike Smith

With an 18-year career at Randstad, Mike Smith brings a wealth of experience in the talent acquisition industry to his role as Randstad Sourceright global CEO. Smith joined Randstad in January 2005 as a graduate recruitment executive and has since held various operational and leadership roles for Randstad including managing Randstad’s business operations in Australia, managing director for Southeast Asia, CEO of Randstad UK and managing director of Randstad Sourceright in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. An active driver of Randstad’s “tech and touch” strategy, in his role as CEO, Smith continues to elevate Randstad Sourceright's customer value propositions, seek out ongoing areas for differentiation and embed change through investment in business transformation technology.

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