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Yes, Stay At Home Parents And Older People Are Being Actively Recruited - Here's Why

Retirees and stay at home parents are just a couple of the previously untapped talent pools now sought by companies.


According to a recent article in the New York Times, companies are also reaching out to candidates with disabilities, waiving criminal background checks, scrapping excessive skills/educational requirements, and offering an abundance of perks like working from home and flexible hours to attract candidates.

So, what sparked this sudden interest in Diversity and Inclusion?

Alas, it wasn't a sudden realization that teams with diverse experiences really do perform better.

With the unemployment rate nearly at a 50-year low, companies are facing what they call "a talent crisis." #ItsTheEconomyStupid

Obviously, at PowerToFly, we're thrilled to hear about companies taking Diversity & Inclusion initiatives more seriously, but when the motive is as fickle as the economy and a trade-war with China is brewing, we have our doubts about whether these programs will last.

After all, similar policies adopted in the late 90s were swiftly abandoned when the dot-com bubble burst.

So, tell us what you think in the comments below — will companies maintain their D&I initiatives and recruiting programs if the economy takes a turn for the worse? Or if the job market favors employers once more, will they revert to their old practices?

P.S. If you're looking for a job, make sure to take advantage of this applicant's market — we've got thousands of great jobs just waiting for you to apply (and plenty of employers eager for talented applicants like you!).

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How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.

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[VIDEO 🎥 ] Tech For Social Impact Recap

📼 The recap for our amazing Tech For Social Impact summit is here! Watch the video to get a quick look of some of the most insightful quotes from our brilliant speakers.

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[VIDEO 🎥 ] Find Out About the Application Process at JW Player

📼 In this video, you'll hear super valuable tips from Thompson Khoo, Senior Recruitment Manager, Ashley Stewart, Senior Technical Recruiter, and Andrew Brancato, Human Resources Associate at JW Player—the leading platform for monetization of advertising in the video space.

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How Gainsight’s Danielle Allwood Launched Her Dream Career in Tech With Zero Technical Experience, Thanks to CSYOU

Danielle Allwood typed "data analytics remote job" into Google and found PowerToFly.

After exploring our website, she signed up for a few webinars, including our monthly Summit series.

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6 Tips for Balancing Career and Family While Working from Home

Insight from Helix's Jess Rossman

For Jess Rossman, 2020 was underscored by one consistent theme: change.

"Unfortunately, I was part of a COVID-related layoff," Jess explains. "I've had a lot of different life changes happen over the past year."

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