X (Formerly Known As Twitter) Takes on LinkedIn

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Nov 22, 2023

X (formerly known as Twitter) seeks to compete with LinkedIn with X Hiring. “People send me LinkedIn links sometimes, but the cringe level is so high that I just can’t bring myself to use it, so I ask for the resume or bio to be emailed,” Elon Musk stated back in August. “We will make sure that the X competitor to LinkedIn is cool.” X Hiring is now available to all employers, not just verified ones. (HR Dive)

Amazon to employees: Get back to the office or you won’t be promoted! The retail giant is cracking down with regard to its return-to-office mandate. Those who violate its policy will be at risk of not getting promoted. (Business Insider)

Why are new hires continuing to ghost their new employers? Recent Gartner research shows that 51% of new hires either later decline an offer or simply do not show up. What can companies do about this? (HR Executive)

A major backlog for American visas deepens the labor crunch. The contribution of immigration to the labor market is slowing fast. Foreign-born workers accounted for barely one-quarter of the net increase in the labor force of the past year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s down from more than 95% in the previous two years. (Bloomberg Law)

Fewer companies are offering access to diversity programs. New findings by Glassdoor indicate a slight dip. However, access to such initiatives remains higher than during pre-pandemic levels. In other words, the future of DEI looks…a but uncertain. (Glassdoor)

Staffing firm must pay almost $1 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim. Kforce reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to shell out $900K to settle a claim that the firm discriminate against non-U.S. citizens who were legally allowed to work in the U.S. (Department of Justice)

These are the soft skills needed to succeed in an AI-dominated workplace. As AI technology gains prominence at work, many of the most important skills that people will need are less technical, more soft. But which ones? (Fast Company)

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