newsLooking to attract and retain workers? These days, it takes more than signing a paycheck

Colorado’s tight labor market has companies worrying how they look to job candidates

The economy is growing, the job market is tight and Colorado’s unemployment rate is low – 3.8 percent in August. And with more jobs than candidates to fill them in sectors from financial services to construction, qualified job seekers have their pick of places to work.

“It’s a buyer’s market,” said Susan Schell, director of the career management center at Colorado State University’s College of Business. “It’s very competitive. Some companies will even pay your student debt.”

More than good pay and benefits, today’s workers want to do meaningful work that makes a difference. They want to work for companies that are environmentally conscious, that value diversity and that honor work/life balance. They want training and career advancement opportunities. They don’t want to be micromanaged.

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