Incipio Works 2021: A Year in Review

There are many phrases and highlights that people will remember about 2021. For those in the business of people, some that stick out are; remote working, employer branding, an employee’s market, proactive recruiting, employee experience, space, and, of course, The Great Resignation. 

At Incipio, 2021 was a year full of transformative partnerships, notable growth for our clients’ businesses, an increase in the need for our business, embracing innovation, learning, and recalibration. 

We love what we do. Providing our clients with innovative, strategic, customized, and highly effective workforce solutions is our jam and, 2021 provided us with ample opportunity to do just that for many new and existing clients. 2021 was an unprecedented year on all accounts, but some unique challenges existed for the American workforce. The pandemic flipped many industries upside down, requiring them to think outside the box while also attempting to meet their client’s needs, retain employees, sustain and grow their business.  

It indeed was an honor to partner with our clients to implement custom HR solutions that provided them the opportunity to navigate through this unprecedented time. Creating customized strategic plans for each client to help ensure their success, breaking down the challenges that each partner faced, designing manageable goals, obtainable standards, and process improvements, and redefining what was into what is possible are just a few of the initiatives we focused on in 2021. We are the talent finders, problem solvers, connection builders, and do-gooders, but don’t take our word for it. 

Here is what our clients had to say about working with us in 2021:

Remote Working

A trend that is not going away anytime soon. According to smallbiztrends.com, at least 32% of employees worldwide will be working remotely at the end of 2021. Up from 17% in 2019. Remote work is persisting and trending permanently. According to Gallup, nine out of ten remote workers would like to maintain remote work to some degree in the future. Gallup also found that overall, 54% of employees who work remotely would like to work split their time at home and office, creating a hybrid arrangement.

Employer Branding

Creating a solid brand for your organization is not just a buzz phrase. More employees seek to work in an environment that mirrors their personal brand and values. Strong employer branding can not only assist in recruiting but retention as well. Defining that brand, remaining true to it, and using it in recruiting and marketing can increase your candidate and client funnel. 

Employee Experience

An employee’s experience starts when they begin researching your company: your website, social media presence, employer brand, company reviews, and initial contact. The interview process doesn’t necessarily need to be seamless, but it must make the candidate feel valued, whether they are extended an offer or not. Long, drawn-out interview processes can create an extremely stressful environment. Developing a methodical approach to ensure a positive experience is integral to creating an exceptional experience. Having a tight onboarding process is also key to retention and employee experience. Something Incipio has a vast amount of experience.

The Great Resignation

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July of 2021. According to Harvard Business Review, resignation rates are the highest among mid-career employees. Although this is a national issue, every company dealing with a high turnover rate must quantify the problem at their organization. Understanding the root cause is vital. Working with a company like Incipio to explore metrics and underlying tones such as compensation, career progression, company brand, employee experience, benefits, and employee perks can assist in making sure your company develops a program that neutralizes any specific issues. 

Proactive Recruiting

There are two ways we can meet the needs of our clients when it comes to recruiting. Proactive and reactive. We are a fan of the Scouts model of “Be Prepared” and, when possible, like to meet their needs in more of a proactive approach than a reactive approach. Hunting and curating employees for roles that are not yet available allows our clients to pick the ideal candidate ahead of the demand. Reactive recruiters work on finding talent for jobs that are needed immediately. Proactive recruiting removes the pressure to fill the spot, allowing for proper vetting, due diligence, and finding the right piece to your team puzzle, saving you time and money in both the short and long term. It also allows for a better recruiting and onboarding process for the candidates, which is critical in today’s market.

Space

The job market is constantly changing, and 2021 saw a massive push in the space industry. Companies and organizations like NASA, The Space Force, Space X, Virgin Galactic, and others are taking the industry by storm, and we are putting them on our bucket list for 2022. 

Here is an Incipio 2021 Snapshot:

The number of team members we hired for our clients.

The number of miles we traveled for our clients.

The number of recruiting hours spent filling requisitions for our clients.

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Incipio Workforce Solutions is a strategic partner in helping businesses thrive through recruiting, HR solutions, direct hire recruiting, employer branding, team building, and more!  Since 2015, Incipio has been on a mission to transform the way companies attract, engage, and delight their team members. Our professional services break down the challenges you face and create manageable goals, obtainable standards, and process improvements to reorganize, revitalize, and redefine what was into what is possible. Comprised of expertise in HR, Recruiting, Employer Branding, and Service, Incipio gives companies the tools they need to successfully manage their employee experience from interview to retirement. For more information on how we can help you and your business, call us at 502-409-4821 or email us at immediateneeds@incipioworks.com