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 Activision Blizzard scandal sent shockwaves across the tech and gaming industries, as other companies reportedly have similar issues in their corporate culture.
- Some organizations need to be reminded of this important segment of the population in their DEI initiatives.
- Technology could help create more diversity in hiring.
- But some companies that have diversity don’t also have equity.
- The answer could be making changes at the top.
- And making those changes could have a positive impact on recruiting.
The labor shortage is putting a strain on many organizations, who are looking for solutions
- With the pandemic putting careers into perspective for many, most workers are considering quitting for better pay.
- Some financial institutions are increasing starting pay to attract talent.
- But smaller companies are struggling to compete.
- Could employee agreements be a solution to The Great Resignation?
- Or maybe providing career development benefits that create long-term opportunities for employees is a better strategy?
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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