Almost Half of New Hires Have Regrets or Second Thoughts in First Week

And other recruiting stories culled from the many corners of the internet.

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Oct 1, 2023

44% of new hires say they’ve had regrets or second thoughts within their first week. That’s just one of numerous findings in a new report by BambooHR. Here’s another: 70% of new hires decide whether a job is the right fit within the first month. It seems lots of workers are off to bad starts. (BambooHR)

The targeting of recruiters for layoffs continues. Roblox is among the latest companies axing recruiting. The gaming platform cut 30 people from its talent acquisition department recently. No other teams were impacted. The org stated, ““With our commitment to getting our cash compensation growth in line with our bookings growth by the end of Q1 2024, we now need a smaller Talent Acquisition organization to meet our adjusted hiring needs.” (TechCrunch)

What should a corporate recruiter get paid? TA expert Tim Sackett asks and answers the question with a formula for mitigating under- and overpayment. This is especially timely given all the recent “Recruiting Recession” filled with layoffs. (Tim Sackett)

The (slight) cooling of the job market for AI skills. U.S. job postings that include AI have fallen. The share of such posts on Indeed has dropped from 3.3% in March 2022 to 1.7%, as of August 2023, likely due to the plethora of layoffs in tech. (Indeed Hiring Lab)

Asking hiring managers to “opt in” rather than “opt out” of seeing information about candidates reduces bias. New research from Cornell and Duke shows that instead of giving hiring managers full details about candidates, you’re better off supplying them just the information that relates to the role. (Behavioral Science & Policy)

A guide to evaluating a candidate’s critical thinking skills. There’s often no greater skill than critical thinking — and it’s also one of the trickiest to assess. To evaluate candidates better, “flip the interview process.” (Harvard Business Review)

New moms are working at higher rates. Motherhood typically knocks women out of the workforce for a while, but new data shows that women who give birth are increasingly likely to return to work quickly. This may be due to a number of drivers, not least of which is the rising cost of child care. (Axios)

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