Tech Workforce & Hiring Trends - January 2023

by Samantha Ogletree

This is Stout's monthly curated digest of hiring and employment news. Sign up to receive it each month in your email inbox. 


pay transparency

The latest wave of pay transparency laws aimed at improving pay equity has left employers confused about how to recruit across state lines. Here's how employers should navigate the new standards and pay disclosure requirements. Read more from Foley & Lardner LP .
federal reserve inflation job marketDuring the month of January, job openings have remained at 6.4%, indicating demand for workers is still high despite the Fed’s efforts to cool the economy and bring down inflation, which has been driven partially by rising wages. Read more from CNBC.

In the last two years, large multinational organizations pledged more than $210 billion to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Workers, customers, suppliers, as well as shareholders expect organizations to fulfill their commitments. Read more from Deloitte.

94% of companies said they plan to increase their head counts this year, according to a survey of over 1,000 employers globally. Despite big tech layoffs dominating the headlines, a large number of companies are continuing to hire. Read more from HR Dive.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will turn its enforcement attention to artificial intelligence (AI) tools used by employers in the hiring process that can also introduce discriminatory decision-making, according to a new agency playbook. Read more from Bloomberg Law.

disability bias salary negotiation

The duty of employers to accommodate disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn’t begin with a new worker’s first day on the job. Instead, it also fully applies during the hiring process. What steps should employers take to make that process as smooth as possible while staying on the right side of the law? Read more from HR Morning.

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