Tech Workforce & Hiring Trends - December 2022

by Samantha Ogletree

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clean slate measures

People with criminal records could have improved employment prospects due to new state legislature set to spread next year, after three new states passed “clean slate” measures in 2022. Advocates of the legislature are pushing New York lawmakers to pass a bill early in 2023 that would automatically seal a person’s criminal record a few years after they’ve served out their sentence, with the time period varying based on the severity of the crime. Read more from Bloomberg Law.

New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tool (AEDT) law

New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tool (AEDT) law--one of the first in the U.S. aimed at reducing bias in AI-driven recruitment and employment decisions--has been postponed until April 2023 by The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) due to a high volume of public comments. Read more from Venture Beat.

pay transparencyFor years, jobseekers have shown in polls that they want to see what a job pays before they apply. Now, a new report has discovered that advertising pay ranges in job postings also cuts down on recruiting costs. Read more from SHRM.

Employees working in office

From hot-desking to collaborative tools, there appears to be a new standard that today's employees expect when it comes to workplace technology. Collaboration tools are also top of mind, with video conferencing solutions as a must-have for any distributed organization. Read more from CIO Dive.

tech layoffs

It's estimated that in 2022 alone, over 120,000 people were dismissed from their job. What explains why so many companies are laying large numbers of their workforce off? The answer, according to Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, is copycat behavior. Read more from Stanford.

tech hiring market

"If lay-offs become widespread in 2023, does that mean the talent pool will grow and the competition for personnel will ease? Not necessarily." In this month's Informatizer, Peg Bogema discourages hiring managers from waiting for a recession that may not come and, instead, recommends adopting a strategy. Read more from Stout Systems.

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