Tech Workforce & Hiring Trends - September 2022

by Samantha Ogletree

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yahoo finance

Should companies be hiring or firing? Demand for workers has roared back over the past two years. But labour supply has not kept pace, and shortages are pervasive. That means many firms need to hire. On the other hand, fears of recession are widespread.Some bosses suspect they already have too many workers.For now the hirers are trumping the firers. Read more from Yahoo! Finance.

limitless leave

The basic premise of limitless leave is that employees work hard to complete the tasks they have been given and in return, they are able to take as much annual leave as they like, for vacation, sick days, bereavement, and any other purpose. Also known as unlimited paid time off, limitless leave is starting to become a popular concept. Read more from HR News.

pay equityEfforts to improve pay equity by making salary amounts less secretive also heighten the risk of pay discrimination lawsuits for employers, including businesses operating in CA or NY where salary disclosure bills await the governors’ signatures. Read more from Bloomberg Law.

background checks

Zuckerman Spaeder partner Jason Knott cautions employers that inadequate background checks and workplace violence prevention could open them up to costly liability if an employee commits a crime off the clock. Generally, an employer can be held liable for an employee’s misconduct within the course and scope of their work. Or, negligence can apply when the employer unreasonably failed to prevent wrongdoing, even if it occurred while the employee was off the clock. Read more from Bloomberg Law.

brain drainStates invest in public colleges (and give nonprofit status to private ones) to build a better-educated workforce. But what if graduates move away? The biggest losers of that kind of brain drain are small, rural states — places lacking the urban hubs that offer opportunity to newly minted Bachelors, according to an innovative new data source that uses LinkedIn to estimate how many college graduates stay in-state. Read more from The Washington Post.

job description red flags

Paychex surveyed 805 Americans who have looked for a job within the past year. Job seekers across the country shared their current standards for evaluating an open position and what constitutes a red flag for them today. Paychex also talked to hundreds of hiring managers to see how they're assessing modern candidates. Read more from Paychex.

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