Qantas Asks Senior Execs to Handle Baggage, Colorado’s Pay Transparency Law, and More! – ERE

Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week: Australian Airline Asks Senior Execs to Volunteer As Baggage Handlers to Fight Labor Shortage “Qantas Airways, Australia’s largest domestic and … Read more

2.5 Million Reasons There’s Still a Shortage of Workers – ERE

The Covid-19 pandemic has had severe consequences for women. They weren’t just overrepresented among the frontline workers who risked their lives to provide health care, child care, and other essential services. They were also at a higher risk of losing their jobs as retail stores, restaurants, and other service-sector businesses laid off workers or closed … Read more

38 Ways to Make Real Progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Take steps to improve your diversity hiring strategy 1. Hold leaders accountable for advancing diversity While stating that you want to hire more Black employees or promote more women might be well-intentioned, you won’t make much progress without enlisting the support of senior executives. A growing number of companies, including Salesforce, Nike, Starbucks, and McDonald’s, … Read more

5 Steps Employers Need to Take in a Slowing Economy

The once rock-solid labor market is on shaky ground. Are you ready for what’s ahead? For nearly two years, filling open positions has been a major struggle for employers, and some companies are still facing labor shortages. But as the likelihood that we’re heading into an economic slowdown grows, the pendulum is shifting. Layoffs have … Read more

How Recruiters Can Successfully Navigate Uncertain Times

2. The talent you need may be right under your nose (think alumni hires and internal mobility) During the vast talent migration of the Great Reshuffle, one of the notable trends that emerged is employees rejoining companies at which they had previously worked. Jennifer Shappley, LinkedIn’s VP of talent acquisition, suggested: “Checking in and thinking … Read more

How One Company Increased Applications by 400% Per Requisition – ERE

A multibillion-dollar technology conglomerate wanted to fuel business growth by improving its talent acquisition rate in a hyper-competitive labor market. But while company leadership rated “effective candidate sourcing” as their single highest priority, recruiters were actually spending less than 4% of their time actively sourcing qualified candidates due to the many other demands on their … Read more