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One day it's a covert statement to a mother returning to work after maternity leave. Another day it's a lingering gaze at an employee enjoying a culturally rich meal. These microaggressions (or sometimes macroaggressions) can take an employee from a confident, high-performer to one that feels insecure being themselves at work. Your employees engage with people with different ideas and feel most comfortable and valued when they can work without losing their cultural, racial, and gender identity. While most employers know this, why have workplace racism and sexism often been neglected?
As the job market remains highly competitive, we have seen a surge in "rage applying." This is when candidates apply to multiple jobs, often without considering whether they are truly interested in the role. Rage applying goes hand-in-hand with quiet quitting. Often, employees want to entertain the thoughts and feelings of leaving their job, but they aren't necessarily serious about leaving yet. Meanwhile, other employees engaging in this trend are actually trying to find a better role. As a recruiter, it can be hard to identify who are the real applicants in a sea full of quiet quitters, but understanding rage applying and identifying red flags will certainly help.
In today's competitive job market, writing quality job ads is critical for attracting top talent to your organization. While networking and candidate referrals are prime real estate for finding qualified candidates, nothing beats the tried-and-true method of writing an extraordinary job ad. But while writing a great job ad is the first step, what's more important is increasing visibility. You could have the most detailed, well-written ad on the internet, but if no one sees it, then you are wasting time (and potentially money!). Employers often believe that job boards are the root of the problem, but you can learn how to increase job ad exposure by tweaking a few steps of your recruitment process.
The job market has shifted significantly in recent years. The accelerated adoption of technology has not only pushed many companies into remote working arrangements but also increased the availability of supporting tools and technologies (i.e., video conferencing and collaboration software).
Building a candidate pipeline through a great internship program for local college students and recent graduates at local universities is a great and cost-effective way to attract and retain top talent. By offering meaningful and impactful work experiences, regular feedback, coaching, and mentorship, you can create a positive internship experience that will make your organization a sought-after destination for future employees. This not only benefits the organization in the short-term but also in the long-term, as you'll have a pool of well-trained and experienced candidates who may be interested in full-time employment once they graduate. Furthermore, building relationships with local universities and college students can increase brand awareness and build a positive reputation for your organization in the local community.
Transparency in hiring refers to the open and honest communication and information sharing that takes place between employers and job candidates. It encompasses all aspects of the hiring process, from posting job descriptions to providing feedback on performance during and after the interview process. In today's job market, hiring transparency has become increasingly important for both employers and candidates alike.