Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Women are returning to work, but there’s more to the story (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Finally, there’s some good news for women workers. After a three-year period that saw their workforce participation plummet – so severe, it was labelled the “she-cession” – scores of women are actively searching for jobs. Many are finally back to work.
Pay Transparency Is Now in a Majority of US Job Postings—With More Growth to Come (Read @ Indeed Hiring Lab)
As of August 2023, half of US job listings on Indeed advertised some form of salary information. Mentions of salary in job postings began rising in early 2020 and then accelerated in 2022 due to regulations and a resilient US labor market.
Why We Are Entering A Secular Labor Shortage (Read @ Josh Bersin)
There are lots of economists waiting for the labor market to “cool,” enabling unemployment to rise and inflation to slow. Yet despite these projections, unemployment remains at a 45 year low and it’s still hard to hire. Why the change? Our research clearly shows that we’ve entered a whole new economy, one that makes labor shortages a long-term trend.
5 Ways to Attract and Retain Top Talent (Read @ LinkedIn)
When it comes to recruiting and retaining top talent, the stakes are high. After all, the success of your company relies heavily on your ability to attract and keep the best and brightest on your team. That’s why it’s so important to invest in creative strategies to make sure you’re always ahead of the competition.
WOTC Tax Credit Calculator – Estimate Your Potential Tax Credits
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit in the United States designed to incentivize employers to hire employees from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, individuals on public assistance, and ex-felons.
Why RTO mandates are layoffs in disguise, according to workplace experts: ‘Companies are daring employees to quit’ (Read @ CNBC)
The return-to-office debate sees no end in sight as companies grapple with mandates and the employee backlash that follows.
Getting rid of degree requirements means changing a lot more than job-posting language (Read @ Quartz)
The alternative to degree requirements and strict rules about work experience has come to be known as skills-based hiring—and it can attract workers from a wider variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets.
Generation X workers have become disillusioned with tech culture—and their jobs (Read @ Fast Company)
Generation X workers are losing motivation for the work they perform in the tech industry. That’s according to a study conducted by the experience management firm Qualtrics.
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