Pay Transparency in Job Posts Reaches Major Tipping Point

And other talent acquisition news and insights combed from the web.

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Sep 15, 2023

Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” which features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week:

A majority of job postings now includes pay information. With a plethora of laws and an ongoing demand by candidates driving greater transparency in compensation, we’ve reached a tipping point. Over half of Indeed’s job posts now include some level of salary disclosure. (Indeed Hiring Lab)

Gasp! Employees are lying about their skills. Haven’t they always been? This time, it’s about their proficiency in AI. Fresh findings indicate that while “60% of employees agree that AI will make them more productive at work…26% admit to sometimes exaggerating their knowledge of AI.” (EBN)

More than 4 in 5 Gen Z workers identify as job hoppers. While older generations have typically viewed changing jobs often as a disadvantage in the workplace, younger people see things differently. (ResumeLab)

Today’s labor shortage promises to be a long-term problem. With research from Bersin showing that time to hire in almost every sector continues to be lengthy — nevermind other factors like low birth rates — influencing the labor market, employers should be developing plans to manage an unsavory long-term trend. (Josh Bersin)

Most of workers say that an employer’s DEI efforts factor heavily in their job decisions. Recent research says that 53% of employees value diversity when evaluating companies. Surprise (not really)! White people are more likely to rate companies’ DEI efforts higher than other groups. (Eagle Hill Consulting)

By 2030, AI will influence 4.5 more jobs than it replaces. So says a new report by Forrester. Let’s put this in more concrete terms: Technology will replace 2.4 million jobs, while it will influence 11 million more. “Influence,” of course, is a very vague term. (TechSpot)

Job seekers usually expect a “September Surge.” They shouldn’t hold their breath. Many people view this month as a prime time to look for work as employers increase hiring. But is it all a myth? Has it always been? (WorkLife)

Meta sued for hiring discrimination against White candidates. Facebook’s parent company is facing a lawsuit accusing the company, among other things, of intentionally excluding White candidates from certain roles. (Daily Mail)

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