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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“Quitting, most economists will tell you, is usually an expression of optimism,” this article points out. “And yet, 2021’s quits happened against a larger economic picture that remains difficult to interpret with confidence. Pandemic-related cash from the government helped people weather the worst of Covid, but much of that cash is now gone.” So what’s really going on?
New York City is likely about to mandate that companies include salary ranges in their job posts. The law would make an employer’s failure to provide the salary range an unlawful discriminatory practice under the New York City Human Rights Law. Is this an oddity, or a harbinger of things to come nationwide?
Apple is offering some of its engineers hefty out-of-cycle bonuses, which are being issued as restricted stock units. The shares vest over four years. Is this the wrong card to play, or is this an effective incentive to retain top talent? Time will tell.
While politicians continue to squabble over raising the minimum wage at the federal level, most states are moving ahead to raise the minimum wage in their own backyards. The highest state rate is in California, at $15.00 per hour, though the District of Columbia’s is even higher, at $15.20.
It’s a common interview question, and a way for recruiters to get around asking about salary history, which increasingly illegal in numerous areas. Still, this New York Times article takes a look at why this question is fraught with problems for candidates.
There’s a reason that people hate recruiters. Sometimes, though, some recruiters dislike some other recruiters too — especially when they suffer a bad candidate experience. And it’s not just junior experienced guilty of mistreating candidates looking for recruiting roles. Turns out, even experienced executive recruitment practitioners embody the profession’s poorest stereotypes.
Employees in the leisure and hospitality industry saw the biggest increases, with average hourly wages for hotels and restaurant workers 13.4% higher in November than the same month last year, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Workers in transportation and warehousing saw a 10.4% increase, the next biggest gain. Read who else earned more this past year.
“Elected officials, a major newspaper and the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. have all spoken out strongly in recent weeks against the continued use of ‘Latinx,’ the gender-neutral term promoted by progressives to describe people of Spanish-speaking origin,” explains this story. Check it out for insights into the debate.
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