The Arvada Chamber and Arvada Resiliency Taskforce (ART) are committed to making sure we continue to understand and respond to business needs. Business Pulse Surveys assist us in the development of new programming and resources to help our business community thrive. 108 businesses responded to this January 2022 survey.
This survey asks specific questions around PPE, COVID-19 testing, hiring needs, and mental health.
Talent and Workforce Needs
The impact of COVID-19 has continued to put a strain on attracting and retaining talent. In fact, finding skilled employees was the number one business challenge in the last survey on 2021. We asked businesses what resources would best support their talent challenges.
Half of the businesses responded with the need to access interns and apprentices to build their talent pipeline. Additionally, 44% of businesses are looking for increased promotion of open jobs in Arvada through the Arvada Career Hub. Another 27% of businesses are looking for connections to non-profits who are supporting career pathway development for underserved populations. The survey also found a need for training, specifically around organizational efficiencies (24%) and technology/automation (18%).
Mental Health Needs
Mental health and burnout was the #2 business concern in the last survey. We asked which services would be most beneficial for businesses if they were offered at no cost.
The top response (44%) was frequent tips to increase emotional resilience and nearly a third of respondents are looking for additional content in the form of blogs and articles. Therapy sessions (36%) and individual coaching sessions (33%) were also a need found in this survey. Additionally, a fifth of respondents are interested in quarterly live webinars with a mental health professional. Please look for more information on these resources in the coming weeks.