Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup! We’ve gathered five interesting articles from talent leaders, so you don’t have to. While you were prepping your summer hiring strategy, a lot was going on in the world of recruiting — including how to showcase summer perks, avoiding a culture catastrophe and holding on to Millennial hires. Enjoy!
Summer’s finally here, and it’s time to start showcasing your cool seasonal benefits — if you have them, that is. This article from iCIMS breaks down some of the best perks to put on display, from flexible hours to health initiatives, and how these benefits can help boost productivity and morale during the dog days of summer — along with attracting new employees.
Speaking of cool, Jaguar Land Rover announced this week that they’re rolling out a whole new way to attract engineering candidates — through interactive games. Interested candidates can download their app on Apple or Google Play, and complete a series of complex puzzles for a shot at an open position. They’re taking “play-to-win” to a whole new level, and hope to net 1,000 new employees. Are you game?
In other news, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned this week, amid pressures of an ongoing company culture investigation and a personal tragedy. The ride-share giant’s latest scandal has shed light on the importance of a strong workplace culture, and provides a case study for other companies to do better. This post from ERE breaks down some areas where Uber went wrong, and how other employers can structure their company culture practices.
It’s no secret — Millennials are among the highest demographic of hires to hold on to, with turnover rates consistently higher than other age groups. As this piece from RecruitingDaily points out, job perks and career development matter to Millennials, but what’s more important (and often overlooked) is engagement at work.
Forget Millennials — what about Generation Z? The oldest of this fresh crop of potential hires are just turning 22, which means they’re most likely to be graduating college, or close to it. If you thought strategizing to attract Millennials was tough, it may be time to get a head start on wrapping your head around this new emerging demographic. This article from LinkedIn Talent Blog breaks down some core concepts to consider, including employer branding, and where to target candidates.