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The workforce shortage has been an issue for many years, but it’s only recently that it’s started to cause a strain on swimming pool companies. Higher labor costs, longer search times for candidates, and fewer hire results. There are several ways in which this issue can be mitigated: by increasing efficiency through automation or database management solutions; partnering with other businesses to get access to new talent pools; and making sure your employees are engaged with their jobs, so they don’t leave or choose not to return when their maternity/parental leave ends (or any other reason).

The shortage of skilled workers is putting a strain on the supply chain.

The workforce shortage is a global problem, and it’s getting worse yearly as the population ages. You likely know companies are facing an uphill battle recruiting new employees, but did you know that this problem has been growing increasingly severe for the past several years? In fact, according to recent studies from Deloitte and Gallup, more than half of American workers plan on leaving their current jobs within five years.

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There are many reasons for this trend: First off, we live in an era where people have fewer kids than ever before, which means there will be fewer young workers entering the market over time (not to mention that those generations tend to be more open-minded). That’s not all—the Baby Boomer generation is retiring at record rates, and younger generations aren’t replacing them as quickly as they used to. Lastly—and perhaps most importantly—there’s the COVID-19 pandemic which has made it difficult for people worldwide to travel safely or move between countries freely; so many foreign workers who might otherwise want jobs here can’t come here right now due to these risks involved with international travel during times when disease outbreaks are at risk of spreading rapidly around the world! Wallah – The workforce shortage.

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There’s an overall trend toward employees staying put for longer.

The average employee change rate has decreased by almost 50% since the early 2000s. From an employer’s perspective, this is excellent news. With fewer people leaving your organization, you can invest more time and effort into training new hires before they start work.

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From a candidate’s perspective, employers are more likely to recognize their value and offer competitive salaries with benefits packages that reflect those values (i.e., health care). This may also be attributed to today’s economy; many employees feel secure in their current positions because they don’t want to risk losing them over something as trivial as finding another job with a slightly better salary or bonus structure.

Firms are starting to look outside their walls for help and are partnering with other companies to try and stem losses from the shortage.

Firms are starting to look outside their walls for help and are partnering with other companies to try and stem losses from the shortage.

Some firms have partnered with temporary agencies, which provide them with workers they can use on an as-needed basis.

Others are outsourcing work overseas or importing workers from another country.

Automation is a potential solution to worker shortages, but there are hurdles to overcome before it can be implemented.

The second option is to automate. Automation can reduce the need for human workers, so employers don’t have to pay as much in salaries and benefits. However, automation has its challenges. It is expensive and often difficult to implement, especially across large organizations. Even if an organization invests in automation technology, it may be hard for them to scale up if they don’t have enough employees with the right skillsets or experience using those tools.

Database management can also alleviate some of the pressure caused by the shortage.

Database management can also alleviate some of the pressure caused by the workforce shortage.

For example, companies increasingly use databases to manage their workflow and employee information. This allows them to better track employees’ productivity and efficiency levels, which in turn helps them improve their company processes and make better hiring decisions.

Worker shortages have become a serious issue, but there are ways to mitigate their impacts on your business.

A worker shortage is a situation in which there are not enough workers to complete the tasks that need to be done. The causes of this issue vary depending on the industry and location, but they can affect businesses with or without high turnover rates.

  • In general terms, an employee shortage occurs when there are not enough workers who meet your criteria. This could mean that you have too many openings for positions that require specific skill sets and educational backgrounds, or it could mean that you do not have enough candidates for essential jobs such as janitorial work or security guards at night.
  • The effect of a workforce shortage depends on which aspect of a business it affects most: productivity levels may increase because fewer people are available to handle jobs; costs could rise due to increased overtime pay for those who remain employed; negative publicity about recruitment policies within organizations may also result from inadequate staffing levels (especially if there’s no apparent reason why these shortages exist).

In short, the workforce shortage is a massive problem for pool companies, but there are ways to mitigate its impacts. As workers become more mobile and less willing to stay at one company for their entire career, pool companies will have to look outside their walls for help. This can be done by partnering with other businesses or hiring temporary employees who can be used as needed during busy times. Automation may also play a role in solving this problem as well by replacing some labor-intensive work tasks with machines that do not require human intervention.


Rudy Stankowitz is a 30-year veteran of the swimming pool industry and President/CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants