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Generational Divide Hits Retail Tech
by Jake Perez at linkedin.com
Self-checkout has been embraced by all age groups, but baby boomers trail younger generations when it comes to emerging retail tech, including QR codes, augmented reality and biometric pay. According to a recent Morning Brew-Harris Poll survey, even though retailers have scrambled to innovate during the pandemic, a majority of all respondents, 57%, say they actually want less tech or for it to stay the same.
4 Tips to Get Hired in The New Normal World of Work
Job hunting advice and trends from an Indeed.com virtual conference
by Nancy Collamer at nextavenue.org
With the job market heating up — a historically high 9.3 million job openings in the U.S. in April — what should you know about getting hired if you're looking for work? Will virtual interviews continue? Is remote work here to stay? Are diversity and inclusion efforts just a fleeting fad? I have answers.
My information and advice come from what I heard at the recent Indeed Interactive conference, a virtual event from the employment website that featured economists, employers and recruiters discussing hiring trends.
Here are four of the key trends.
The Job Market Is Heating Up —
And So Are Angry Complaints From Job Seekers
by Jack Kelly at forbes.com
The job market has heated up and so have the complaints from job seekers. Emblematic of the frustrations faced by candidates, software developer Mike Conley, who sought a leadership role, posted his travails on LinkedIn. Conley pulled out of the running after feeling he was given the runaround by being required to sit for around 11 interviews.
The comments have central themes. They include outrage over being pressured to undergo three to 10 interviews over six months or more. Some are asked to take tests, do projects or sit for invasive psychometric exams. There’s a lack of feedback and long periods of an absence of communication. No appreciation is extended to applicants for their time. Rude and dismissive treatment is commonplace. After all of the meetings, they complain of getting ghosted.
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.