Employers Are Split Over the Value of Automation

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Nov 3, 2023

Employers are split over the value of automation. A recent survey asked companies where automation is/could be most impactful. Interestingly, the top four answers different completely based on whether the employer currently uses automation. (Indeed)

Ghosting by employers has doubled since before the pandemic. An analysis of 1 million interview reviews on Glassdoor reveals that 3.1% of posts cited ghosting, up 112% since prior to the pandemic. Moreover, candidates who got an interview through a recruiter, as opposed to having simply applied online, were 1.4 times more likely to say they were ghosted. (Glassdoor)

Four-day workweeks are showing up more in job posts. They’ve risen from 0.1% in September 2019 to almost 0.3% in September this year. The reference, though still exceedingly rare, is likelier to show up in posts that require people to be onsite, as opposed to remote. (Indeed Hiring Lab)

One-third of early-career U.K. job seekers landed a role with the help of nepotism, or something like it. The same research found that while 95% of businesses insisted their application process judges all applicants equally, 32% admitted it was hard for candidates to get a job without a connection. (Vice)

A military job board raised almost half-a-million dollars. Research shows that veterans are 70% more likely to step back in seniority in their first civilian job compared to the roles they held in the military. Also, 16% are more likely to be underemployed than their peers. Enter non-profit, which just raised nearly $500K to help veterans find the right roles. (MilitaryConnected)

Minnesota joins the growing list of states that have abolished degree requirements for government roles. The move is expected to open up some 75% of jobs with the state to people without a bachelor’s degree. Alaska, Utah, and a range of other states have already made the move to skills-based hiring, as have corporations including IBM, Walmart, Google and Bank of America. (Star Tribune)

Examining the role of AI in skills-first hiring. “‘Much of the skills-first movement’s early success in the private sector has been in the tech industry,’” Aneesh Raman, vice president and head of The Opportunity Project at LinkedIn, told SHRM. “‘’But other sectors are thinking about how to take a skills-first approach, including retail, finance, health care and professional services.’” (SHRM)

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