Summary Sunday: Easing Out Of The Pandemic

As we ease out of the pandemic, what changes are happening in recruiting and in the workplace?

These are interesting times and we are all trying to adjust and adapt to the uncertainty of what comes next.

Summary Sunday Easing out of the Pandemic

This week’s summary features:

  • A cold outreach work-around
  • 7 ways to find executive recruiters
  • 3 ways to evaluate company culture
  • 5 Changes in recruiting
  • And several articles on workplace and career trends

It’s fascinating to see employers complain they can’t hire people right now. But what are they doing to entice hesitant workers back into the workplace?

Andrew Seaman, a LinkedIn editor, featured answers to why some businesses are struggling to find workers. You can read the post here.

My answer was:

I don’t think there’s an easy answer. But businesses can think about what they offer employees besides a paycheck (and putting a sign up in their window).
Safe working conditions
Enjoyable working conditions
Perks (child care)
Health insurance
Flexible work schedules
Livable wages

If companies really want to hire people, they are going to have to do more to attract them right now. That means they have a good reputation, good leadership, fair pay, and treat their employees well. How many companies do this all well?

Keep in mind, that whatever job you take next may not last forever. In fact, it probably won’t. So make the best decision for yourself right now and then you can make a change if you need to.


The Cold Email That Got Me the Job | The Ladders

WARNING: This isn’t exactly a cold email template. It’s an another way of reaching out cold though.

How to Find Executive Recruiters Specializing in Your Niche | Executive Career Brand

Recruiters aren’t the golden ticket to a new job. However, they can play a role… if you have the exact skills their clients are looking for. Here are 7 places to find executive recruiters.


How To Suss Out Company Culture During A Job Interview | Fast Company

Here are three things to pay attention to during the job interview that reveal the true culture of a company.


5 Changes For Recruiting In A Post-Pandemic Economy | HRExecutive

Josh Bersin outlines some of the ways companies will need to step it up to fill their open jobs.


How Employee Recognition Can Promote Diversity & Inclusion | Workplace Intelligence Weekly Newsletter

When employees feel that the workplace is a safe and welcoming space, they’re more productive and more likely to share ideas that can contribute to company-wide innovation. Yet just 36% of employees say that their leaders create empowering environments where people have a sense of belonging.

See what the research finds and what can be done to create a better workplace.

Employees Feeling Burned Over Broken Work-From-Home Promises, Corporate Culture ‘BS’ |

What does the future of WFH look like? We don’t know and it’s driving workers crazy.

A recent survey of full-time corporate or government employees found that two-thirds say their employers either have not communicated a post-pandemic office strategy or have only vaguely done so.


A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload | Next Big Idea Club

These are 5 important reasons why email won’t be around forever. Will you be ready to adapt?

New Harvard Research Proves Being Yourself at Work Will Make You More Successful | Inc.

Are you being yourself during a job interview AND in the workplace? Maybe you should try it.

While people think catering to others will make people like them more, the truth is authenticity is actually a more effective way to impress. That’s because pretending to be something you’re not is exhausting and makes you look like a phony. Also, we’re lousy at guessing what other people actually want.


How To Answer “Why Should We Hire You?” + Examples

How to answer "why should we hire you?" + examples