Curated Intel from the Talent Tech Industry
August 22-29, 2022:
• Reimagining the career ladder for women: Laddrr announces beta launch of its Talent Hub;
• Helping techies find work: JobsinHRTech.com launches to serve HRTech & WorkTech vendors;
• Uncovering first-time job seeker preferences: Survey finds a desire for employer interaction;
• Pahking an accent to be wicked cool: AI startup helps call center workers sound American;
• Pushing workers out or down: Brookings finds 4M US workers could be hurt by long Covid-19.
• Get ready to build business! Three of the most important areas in talent acquisition are the subjects of this fall’s TAtech Leadership Summits: Technology & the Candidate Experience (September 28 NYC), Applications of Recruiting AI for Enterprise Employers (October 25 Chicago), and Recruitment Marketing (December 1 Boston). Sponsorships are still available, but going fast so contact TAtech CEO Peter Weddle (email@example.com) right away!
Announcing Laddrr Talent Hub Beta Launch Providing Flexible Job Opportunities to Reduce Mid-career Drop-off
Laddrr, a platform reimagining the landscape for working women from young adults to empty nesters, today announced the beta launch of the Laddrr Talent Hub, providing high quality flexible work opportunities to moms-to-be and mothers at all stages. Enabling moms to work in the way that best integrates with their family responsibilities both reduces midcareer drop-off and allows women to climb higher in their careers. Employers, for their part, gain access to a high performing, efficient and loyal talent pool proven to help sustain profitable growth. The Talent Hub features both part time and full time positions with flexibility in location, schedule, and/or number of hours worked. Applicants can select their requirements among options such as flexible schedule, hybrid, remote, temporary, and compressed work week.
JobsinHRTech.com launches to serve HRTech & WorkTech vendors
Founded by industry vet, Sarah White, JobsinHRTech.com has joined the ranks of niche job boards. Here's how the site describes itself: HR Technology is a huge industry with so many solution providers looking to hire great people. At the same time, there are so many people looking to find jobs at leading HR, Talent, and Work Tech companies. JobsinHRTech is the only job board on the market exclusively for HRTech and WorkTech vendors to find talent experienced in building, marketing, selling, and servicing HR technology. We partner with the leading HR solution providers to connect great people to great jobs at great companies. If you're looking for your next job in HR Tech, HRTechJobs.com is for you.
Two-thirds of graduates value D,E&I over ‘dream job’
Young workers are vital because they provide companies an opportunity to fill skill gaps and develop talent for specific needs. To understand how organizations can entice this key demographic, recruiting platform Untapped spoke to just under 800 early in career (EIC) candidates about their working wants. Candidates want to interact with a company before they join. Notably, 70% of respondents would rather attend a recruiting event before applying for a company. On top of that, 80% would like to join a talent community to understand what kind of organization they would be joining. 30% of young candidates used social media to find positions, and 25% used social platforms to research companies and promote their skills. Perhaps the most interesting finding of the study is the fact that young candidates are greatly influenced by how companies interact with social initiatives. 82% noted that a lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion (D,E&I) initiatives are important and 66% said that a difference in personal values would impact them taking a dream job.
A startup is using AI to make call center workers sound ‘American’
American businesses have long outsourced their call center work to countries such as India, Pakistan, and the Philippines in order to cut costs and skirt stateside labor laws. With grueling, nontraditional hours, low pay, and often downright abusive interactions with consumers, telecommunications jobs can be demanding, exhausting, and demoralizing. Now, former veterans of the brutal industry say their new startup can change the way domestic consumers interact with these employees in a way that bolsters the non-native English speakers’ wellbeing, but critics of the product worry it could make things even worse. Multiple outlets have reported this week on Sanas, a company founded in 2020 to provide companies with a proprietary AI software that works in real-time to alter users’ voices to sound more “Western.” “Using data about the sounds of different accents and how they correspond to each other, Sanas’s AI engine can transform a speaker’s accent into what passes for another one,” explains The Guardian, while adding that, “right now, the focus is on making non-Americans sound like white Americans.”
Brookings: Up to 4M US workers could be sidelined by long COVID-19
As many as 4 million full-time equivalent workers may be sidelined from the U.S. workforce due to long COVID-19, according to an analysis published Wednesday by Katie Bach, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Brookings calculated the total using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey for June to July, which estimated that 16 million working-age Americans had long COVID-19 at the time of the survey. Brookings then analyzed this figure using three separate estimates of how many individuals with long COVID-19 left the workforce or reduced their work hours. A July study in The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal, found that 22% of people with long COVID-19 were unable to work, while 45% worked reduced hours. This translates to roughly 4 million workers out due to the condition, per Brookings. The think tank computed lower estimates of 2 million and 3 million workers sidelined using data from the Minneapolis Fed and the U.K.’s Trades Union Congress, respectively.
Summer’s about over; get ready to build business this fall
Three of the most important areas in talent acquisition are the subjects of this fall’s TAtech Leadership Summits: Technology & the Candidate Experience (September 28 NYC), Applications of Recruiting AI for Enterprise Employers (October 25 Chicago), and Recruitment Marketing (December 1 Boston).These one-day, one-topic conferences are specifically designed to promote dialogue and connections among busy corporate and industry leaders. Each program provides both a deep dive into an important talent acquisition strategy and plenty of time for senior-level peer-to-peer networking. That makes them the perfect venue for building your brand and generating sales leads. Sponsorships are still available, but going fast so contact TAtech CEO Peter Weddle (firstname.lastname@example.org) right away!