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Zeitgeist & Hiring

SAAS: Does Your C-level Blend Dreamers & Doers?

In this job market, employers court top talent intensely to prepare for a recession and HR Managers focus their hiring on two factors:

•  Soft skills
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the BLS, jobs requiring high levels of social skills were projected to grow 7.7% by 2026.

In a recession, Customer Service = Customer Retention.

Employees with strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills are valuable assets.

•  Employer Branding

Job boards and social media play a growing role in the hiring process, not just for HR managers, but also for job seekers.

In 2017 CareerBuilder published a survey showing 70% of employers use social media to screen out candidates. This step has become part of the HR best-practice playbook.

More importantly, job seekers now screen out companies based on the peer-to-peer commentary available on specialized platforms such as Glassdoor.

In a study conducted in 2021, CareerArc found 82% of job seekers considered the reputation of a potential employer before applying to a job.

When available talent is scarce, strong employer branding and workplace culture acknowledge that themes like ‘social justice’ and ‘environmental awareness’ are rallying banners for a new gen of workers. Zeitgeist!

DSC monitors the job market through an ongoing analysis of HR blogs, peer-to-peer job forums, and daily interaction with candidates.

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