akhia goes ‘inside’ to help clients manage talent gap and labor shortage

HUDSON, Ohio—July 10, 2018 – Today’s talent crisis is forcing many companies to get creative about how they attract and engage employees. akhia communications, a Northeast Ohio communications agency focused on helping companies overcome business challenges through communications, is providing clients with another option – akhia inside.
akhia inside places one of the agency’s employees at the client’s office to help with communications strategies and day-to-day tasks by working alongside their internal teams. Each inside opportunity is customized to the needs of the client and can offer short-term relief or become a longer-term solution as the company evaluates its staffing strategy.
“Right now, communicators are in a tough spot with information and expectations accelerating at rates we’ve never seen – yet critical positions are sitting unfilled for up to a year because there’s more demand than qualified talent,” says Ben Brugler, CEO and president of akhia communications. “This program is aligned with our mission of service by allowing us to apply our skill sets where our clients need us the most – day-to-day management.”
Brugler points to recent labor statistics as further evidence that akhia inside is an option that companies will be open to trying.
“Consider that job openings have reached an 18-year high at 6.7 million – and consider that 60 percent of employers say those job openings stay vacant 12 weeks or longer. Companies can’t afford that kind of downtime, regardless of what the position is. We want to put ourselves in a position to drive our clients’ businesses and help solve a very real, very immediate problem,” he said.
akhia communications’ approach to helping companies turn their business challenges into communications opportunities is to be flexible, meeting clients where they are with solutions that include: ‘go’ studio design services, ‘inside’ resource solutions, ‘create’ content and collateral development and ‘think’ strategic communications services.
For more on akhia inside, visit akhia.com/approach.
about akhia communications
Founded in 1996, akhia communications is an integrated communications firm that distinguishes itself by focusing on a company’s business objectives and providing strategic solutions, including marketing, sales lead generation, public relations, social media and reputation management. akhia is located in Hudson, Ohio. The organization was founded on a philosophy of message integrity and best-in-class account service. Today, that philosophy remains in the form of the agency’s dedication to strategic execution for its clients spanning a wide range of industries in the business-to-business, service and consumer sectors.