Mistrust of Skills Over Degrees, Employee Recognition, and More!
Here's what's happening this week:
The Question of the Week
Each week we invite you to answer our Quick Poll on all things workforce & recruiting! (Please select 1 answer below.)
Q: How are you using training and development as a recruiting and retention tool?
Take our quick poll now, here!
Thank you for weighing in. Check back next week for the results!
Report: Employers Still May Not Trust Skills Over Degrees
Employers and younger workers have warmed up to the idea that skills matter more than a traditional, four-year college degree, according to Morning Consult survey data featured in a joint report by the nonprofits American Student Assistance and Jobs for the Future. But both parties remain apprehensive…
Why Recognizing and Retaining Talent Go Hand in Hand
Looking for a surefire way to keep your top performers engaged and satisfied, and working for your organization? One of the best strategies also aligns with doing what’s right: recognizing the good work of your employees. Companies that demonstrate they appreciate the efforts of their workforce stand a much better chance of retaining them over the long term. There are lots of ways to do that…
5 Reasons Leaders Fail to Transform DEI Rhetoric Into Action
In 2022, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) isn't a nice-to-have. According to a recent study, 95% of CEOs believe that diversity, equity and inclusion should be top priorities, for both business and moral reasons. And yet, all too often, companies fail to live up to their lofty DEI goals…
Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:
Q: Describe the applicant flow related to your recent job board posts?
Better than 2021 - 23%
Flat - 44%
Just when you think we’re starting to come out of this recruiting hole, this week’s results show that the pool is not getting bigger. It’s staying the same or getting smaller. This points to applicants waiting to be found by recruiters, or being referred into organizations vs. the traditional post/pray model of hiring and getting applicants. This LinkedIn article here provides some unique methods to talent attraction. Need more help? The experts at Alaant are here for you. Reach out today!
Links to Leadership - 2022 Charity Golf Tournament - Proceeds to benefit to the Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Albany Country Club. Registration opens at 9:30am for 11:00am Shotgun & Clinic Start. Register, here.
Save the Date! WERC’s Fall 2022 Constellation Building Event: Shining Brighter Together - Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:30am -1:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. Details, here.
About the Author
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.