Here are 3 trends that we see across sample industries:
- For low-skilled, manual labor jobs
“Ban the box” is a hiring trend that began in 2004. For people returning to communities after jail, it identified job and housing discrimination as huge barriers to success. The campaign challenges the stereotypes of people with conviction histories by asking employers to choose their best candidates based on job skills and qualifications, not past convictions. Since 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. has a conviction history, the impact of this campaign is widespread and worth watching.
- For high-skilled tech or other advanced-degree professions
The race for global talent is on. To stay competitive and innovative, you may need to seek your most qualified candidate in another state, another country, and even another continent. Recruiting global talent requires regional compliance, as well as knowing the U.S. laws of H-1B (guest worker) visas and accurately completing Form I-9.
- The growing generation gaps
This is an unprecedented time in the American workforce. For the first time ever, we have three generations working side-by-side: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (also known as Millennials). And Generation Z folks (born in the late 1990s/early 2000s) are right behind them. Think these variances in age have no effect on your company? Your next hires will need to work collaboratively across differing preferences, values, and expectations.
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