Busy week? Here’s what you may have missed this week in the world of recruiting & HR.
It was a big week for recruiting & HR news. The November jobs report was released last week, Glassdoor announced the results of their 2016 Employees’ Choice Awards, and the Pew Research Center confirmed what we already know – that almost all job searches today begin online.
In case you missed this week’s top stories, here’s your weekend reading list:
1. Technology is essential to your employee retention strategy.
“We can’t engage employees that don’t stay and employees won’t stay if they’re not engaged.” Bingo. Sharlyn Lauby explores this employee engagement Catch-22 on her blog, HR Bartender, and proposes the many ways that technology is the answer to the riddle. It’s definitely worth a read – you can .
2. Most job searches begin online.
Pew researches found that 54% of surveyed adults have ever used the internet to look for a job, and that number is rising quickly year-over-year. They also found that 4 in 10 adults use their phones to search and apply – so if your application process still isn’t mobile-friendly, it’s time to get on that! Read .
3. Airbnb, Madwire top the list of “best places to work,” according to employees.
Every year, Glassdoor holds its annual Employees’ Choice Awards to honor the best places to work in North America and some parts of Europe. Airbnb may have had a difficult couple of months in the press, but its employees are happy as clams. Rounding out the top 5 for large companies were Bain & Company, Guidewire, HubSpot, and Facebook. Did your company make the cut? to find out.
4. The November jobs report was slightly better than expected.
Jibe dives into the report more deeply in this post, but the gist is, things are looking up. Depending on your industry, there may even be good news for recruiters – for more information on where your opportunities might lie.
5. The more recruiting changes, the more it stays the same.
Rounding out the top five, and standing in delightful contrast to the first article on the list, is this piece by Jeffrey Newman for Recruiting Daily. The long-form post is a truly impressive brain dump of “recruiting rules” that have not, and will not, change. It’s chock full of wisdom and highly quotable – pour yourself a cup of coffee and .