Age Hiring Bias, ICYMI “HR in the Car” w/ John Kuznia, and More!
Here's what's happening this week:
The Question of the Week
Each week we invite you to answer our Quick Poll on all things workforce & recruiting! (Please select 1 answer below.)
Q: How do you feel about the evolution of AI in the coming years?
Take our quick poll now, here!
Thank you for weighing in. Check back next week for the results!
ICYMI: “HR in the Car” Ep.5 Highlight with John Kuznia
We’re revisiting “HR in the Car” episode 5 featuring John Kuznia! Hosted by Alaant’s Miriam Dushane and Tom Schin, this podcast features HR professionals and business leaders sharing HR stories that you can relate to. Check out this highlight now, here!
Listen to the full episode here:
Anxiety and Depression Are Having an Increasing Effect on the Workplace
Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions, affecting almost 2 in 10 adults each year, and it’s not uncommon for them to go hand-in-hand with depression. Amid economic recession and financial worries, depression and anxiety rates are reported to have recently increased by 25%...
Are Employers Biased Against Hiring Workers Aged 45 and Up?
Report shows employers have concerns about 'fit,' skills, relevant job experience. It seems employers are turning a blind eye to older job applicants even though they need to fill several positions, according to a recent report. In 2020, workers aged 45 and up made up 44% of the long-term unemployed, up from 36% in 2000, says non-profit Generation and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)…
Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:
Q: Does your company adjust salary levels for highly talented employees?
- We budget for exceptions - 26%
- We don't but we should - 52%
- We do it, but it causes conflict - 22%
Are you ready for that exceptional talent? Maybe they can do the role as advertised and THEN some, but have you planned for it financially? Building a cushion in your budget may help your company grow TODAY, instead of 6-12 months from now. What would that be worth to you in dollars? What would it be worth to your team morale and productivity? The experts at Alaant are here to help you consider the possibilities in today’s challenging recruiting market. Schedule an appointment with us today!
WERC’s 2023 Constellation Building Event: “Recharge Your Light From Within: So We Can Shine Brighter Together” – Presented by the Women’s Employment Resource Center (CDWERC) on Tuesday, October 17 @ 11:30am -1:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. Sponsorships are available! Details, here.
518 Elevated Is Falling for Education – Preparing Students Today for the Workforce of Tomorrow is a breakfast & panel discussion presented by 518 ElevatED on October 25, 2023 @ 8:30-11:30am at the Schenectady County Community College. Details here!
About the Author
Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist
Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.