Work Experience vs Education, Ghosting Employers, and More!
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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 expect your company's hiring plans to change in 2024 compared to 2023?
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Work Experience, Not College, Prepared Employees for Jobs, Study Finds
Half of the employees surveyed said they wished they had known how to manage career progression prior to entering the workforce. Nearly half of workers (46%) don’t think higher education prepared them for their current jobs, according to a survey released Nov. 8 by online learning platform Go1…
Open Roles Can Cost Average Of $25,000 Per Month in Output, Fiverr Reports
Having just one open role costs business, on average, nearly $25,000 per month in output, according to research by talent platform Fiverr International Ltd. Fiverr argues that with so much money on the line, businesses should consider options such as hiring freelancers.
Why New Hires Are Jilting Employers—And What to Do About It
A candidate’s signature on a job offer letter is no guarantee they’ll walk through the door on day one. In fact, after accepting an offer, 51% of new hires either later decline the offer or completely ghost the employer, according to a recent Gartner study of 3,500 candidates who were on the job hunt in the past 12 months.
Last Week’s QOTW Poll Results:
Q: Does your company give a year-end or holiday bonus?
- Yes, based on profit - 24%
- Yes, as a holiday gift - 16%
- No - 58%
- Other - 2%
Recognizing employees for their contributions is vital for maintaining a positive and productive work environment. While monetary rewards are often appreciated, they are not the only means of acknowledging an employee's hard work and dedication. A sincere "thank you" or a small, thoughtful token of appreciation can be incredibly effective. These gestures, while simple, demonstrate to employees that their efforts are noticed and valued. This recognition can boost morale, foster a sense of belonging, and encourage continued dedication and enthusiasm. Want to brainstorm on ways to recognize and keep your employees engaged? Call us today for a free consultation.
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.