As the business world struggles to deal with the ongoing skills gap, the lingering impact of the pandemic-fueled slowdowns and shutdowns, and the stiff competition for talent, organizations are looking for ways to attract, engage, and retain their employees. The latest growing trend in this effort? Pet-friendly workplaces!
Although business leaders and human resources managers are increasingly working to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) in the workplace, they often overlook one important aspect of DEI&B: accessibility, particularly in meetings.
In conversations about returning to the office, there’s a widespread assumption that “the dinosaurs in the C suite” are the only group that wants people to work onsite as much as possible.
One stakeholder cares more than any other about how companies perform on sustainability and environmental goals: employees. Younger employees in particular say that a company’s climate record will influence whether they take a job offer, with 60 percent of Generation Z respondents in one survey saying “they avoid employers they perceive as having a negative impact on the environment.”
Recruitment professionals can gain invaluable information by speaking with an applicant’s job references. These conversations supply insights that no resume or candidate interview will ever reveal. They can shed light on the influence a candidate had over their teammates, for example, why they missed out on a big promotion.