Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Retail workers are quitting at record rates for higher-paying work: ‘My life isn’t worth a dead-end job’ (Read @ Washington Post)
Retail workers, drained from the pandemic and empowered by a strengthening job market, are leaving jobs like never before. Some are finding less-stressful positions at insurance agencies, marijuana dispensaries, banks and local governments, where their customer service skills are rewarded with higher wages and better benefits. Others are going back to school to learn new trades, or waiting until they are able to secure reliable child care.
As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying ‘I Quit’ (Read/Listen @ NPR)
Jonathan Caballero made a startling discovery last year. At 27, his hair was thinning. The software developer realized that life was passing by too quickly as he was hunkered down at home in Hyattsville, Md.
Why the Candidate Experience Still Matters in an Evolving Job Market (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
As the world continues reopening and the effects of pandemic relief begin to fade with respect to expanded unemployment and direct payments, companies’ hiring efforts will need to scale quickly. In this competitive environment, companies offering an efficient, engaging candidate experience will be in the best position to onboard talent to meet the needs of the market.
Three Rules for Texting Job Applicants
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How to Re-Onboard Employees Who Started Remotely (Read @ HBR)
Research from Glassdoor shows that organizations with strong onboarding practices improve employee retention by 82% and productivity by more than 70%. Yet, according to Gallup, only 12% of employees feel that their organization does a great job onboarding new employees — and this is under “normal” circumstances.
This unemployed mom couldn’t get a sitter. So she brought her toddler — and his résumé — to her job interview (Read/Watch @ Yahoo/TikTok)
Maggie Mundwiller was laid off from her job last April — just as her six weeks of maternity leave was ending following the birth of her son Mylo, now 1. She’s been looking for a new job ever since, so when a company offered her a second interview this week she jumped at the opportunity. There was just one catch: Nobody was around to babysit.
We hire the formerly incarcerated—and it’s the key to our success (Read @ Fast Company)
Each year, more than 600,000 people transition out of prisons and back into society and, for many, real opportunities to rebuild their lives are hard to find. This company and its nonprofit are working to change that.
The growing list of companies that require employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 (Read @ QZ)
Morgan Stanley sparked a nationwide debate this week when it announced that, from July 12 onwards, unvaccinated employees (and clients) would no longer be allowed, under an honor system, in the bank’s New York City office.
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