The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week

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Jan 21, 2022
This article is part of a series called The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week.

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:

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“So far, Omicron has not provided service workers with any good days. As the highly transmissible, immunity-evading coronavirus variant surges across the country, it has filled hospitals, infected record numbers of people, and made everyday life a nightmare for workers in stores, restaurants, gyms, schools, health-care facilities, and so many other workplaces.”

How Quit Rates Have Led to Wage Growth for Workers

“Historically, workers have more often been hurt by reallocation shocks, during which a significant share of workers permanently lose their jobs, forcing them to move to new companies, new places, or new industries to get rehired.” This time is different.

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The Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

“These days, what could be more core than recruiters? They’re in huge demand all around the world. As well, the demand for high-tech workers has surged to what feels like pre-pandemic levels.” Read more from LinkedIn’s research into which jobs are growing.

Ontario Bans Employee Noncompete Agreements

“The government’s aim with this legislation is to increase labor mobility and freedom, and this legislation should meet this goal by increasing the likelihood that employees are aware that noncompete clauses are unenforceable,” says attorney David Fanjoy.

The LGBTQ+ Wage Gap

“Full-time LGBTQ+ workers earned about $900 weekly, which is 90% of what the typical worker earns in the U.S. Put another way, LGBTQ+ workers earn about 90 cents for every dollar that the typical worker earns. LGBTQ+ people of color, transgender women and men and non-binary individuals earn the least when compared to their white or cisgender LGBTQ+ peers.”

Hiring Trends Report Aims to Define ‘Next Normal’

“As we move into the new year, The Great Resignation is showing no sign of slowing. Although the U.S. unemployment rate was close to pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2021, more than a quarter of workers (26%) say they are looking to change jobs in the near future. This is cause for concern as hiring teams are tasked to hire for growth while simultaneously keeping up with rising turnover rates.”

Recruiters Are Overlooked in TA Tech Decisions

“Fifty-eight percent of recruiters do not believe that leadership understands their role in the organization. As a result, recruiters are feeling overworked and exploring new opportunities. One in 3 recruiters are looking for new jobs; 30% of recruiters are feeling more burned out; 42% of recruiters do not have the resources they need to be successful.”

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