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How to Attract Talent: Post-Pandemic Amid a Worker Shortage

Friday, July 23, 2021, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
How to Attract Talent: Post-Pandemic Amid a Worker Shortage

The surprises of the pandemic keep coming. After months of businesses cutting back hours, furloughing or laying off workers, the economy is in an upswing. But where are the employees?  

Employers are struggling to fill both low-wage, hourly positions and high-quality talent. And it’s not because of a lack of opportunities. As of June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported over 9 million job openings and 9.3 million unemployed individuals. According to the Harvard Business Review, while it might sound contradictory, the U.S. is experiencing higher unemployment numbers and a labor shortage. 

Compensation increases are no longer enough to incentivize employees – individuals are looking for companies that will allow them to maintain a work/life balance and feel empowered. 

Join us as we explore the trends and strategies of two major areas that employees consider in their job search: Employment Law Compensation and Creative Employee Benefit Solutions. 

Robert Bernstein / Partner /Laner Muchin / Bio

Rob joined Laner Muchin in 1995 and has been a partner since 2003. His practice has been concentrated in defending employers in employment disputes and proceedings throughout the country, counseling employers on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, training management on a host of labor and employment topics, drafting and negotiating employment and non-competition agreements, drafting employee handbooks and corporate policy manuals, as well as handling collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, and a variety of other labor and employment matters on behalf of employers.


Ken Olson / Executive Director of Employee Benefits /Horton Group / Bio

Ken joined the Horton Group in 2006 and has been in Employee Benefits since 1990. With over a decade of experience serving on the advisory boards of numerous national carriers, Ken Olson is deeply embedded in the insurance industry. Ken has married his strong carrier relationships with Horton Benefit Services to lend a voice to the company’s growing client base.

Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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