Tech Workforce & Hiring Trends - May 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. 


tech hiring may 2023Tech hiring is moving back up again after dipping in the second half of 2022 - job postings for tech positions topped 300,000 for the first time this year. It is difficult to say exactly how hiring will play out given many other macroeconomic trends, but the prioritization of digital transformation as a strategy for resiliency will likely result in relatively strong hiring and relatively low tech unemployment rates. Read more from IT Pro Today.

remote interviews

Despite the challenges that remote interviewing can present, there are significant benefits for both the candidate and the hiring personnel. Remote interviewing allows you to save time and resources while broadening your search for candidates. In this month's Informatizer, we share tips to help you master the art of conducting remote interviews. Read more from Stout Systems.

cyber security hrCommon wisdom holds that when organizations are hit by a cyberattack, the ensuing response should be led by IT, security, legal and finance staff, with human resources taking a back seat. But cybersecurity experts say HR's communication skills, its key role as the bridge between leadership and employees, and its knowledge of sensitive worker data should make it an integral member of any incident response team. Read more from SHRM.

tech recruitment hiring staffing

linux foundationDespite the doom-and-gloom headlines about tech jobs, the Linux Foundation's latest survey says companies are still hiring savvy Linux and open source staffers. The demand for skilled tech talent remains strong, particularly in fast-developing areas, such as cloud and containers, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence and machine learning. Read more from ZDNet.

employment law religionLast month, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Groff v. DeJoy, a case that could set a new standard for the burden an employer must demonstrate to deny an employee's request for a religious accommodation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers provide reasonable accommodations for their employees' religious beliefs and practices. Read more from Mondaq.

complaints in the workplaceComplaints at work are essential and often unavoidable aspects of organizational communication. When done ineffectively, complaining can harm the collective mood, individual relationships and organizational culture. But when done effectively, complaining can help manage risks, provide early red flags, uncover opportunities for growth and change, and even boost relationships and well-being. Read more from SHRM.

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