HR Trends: The Key Reads of August 2021

August 2021 - This Month's Top HR Reads

Welcome to our summary of August’s best reads on HR trends!

This month, hot topics included diversity and bias in the workplace, learning as a benefit, and how companies are responding to labor shortages.

HR Trends for August 2021

Many companies are still working on how to solve their diversity, equity and inclusion issues

The labor shortage is putting a strain on many organizations, who are looking for solutions

One solution could be providing learning opportunities as a benefit

  • Companies are discovering that virtual learning programs could be key to attracting and retaining talent. 
  • Target and Walmart are offering to cover college tuition costs for many of its workers as part of their recruiting and talent management strategies.
  • And like DEI initiatives, L&D offerings can contribute to winning over Gen Z.  

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Robyn Kern

Robyn Kern is a seasoned business writer who has written in the HR, education, technology, and nonprofit spaces. She writes about topics including outplacement, layoffs, career development, internal mobility, candidate experience, succession planning, talent acquisition, and more, with the goal of surfacing workforce trends and educating the HR community on these key topics. Her work has been featured on and

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