SAG-AFTRA, UAW, Amazon, and More: 3 Hiring Takeaways from Today’s High-Profile Strikes

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Labor issues have upended how employers and workers alike currently view the job market. In particular, high-profile strikes throughout the United States brought fair compensation, workers’ expanding expectations for flexible workspaces, and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace into the news cycle.

But workforce upheaval doesn’t have to upend a smart approach to hiring. In fact, a deft, data-informed view of the landscape can help recruit new workers and retain a satisfied workforce. It may even make it easier for management to work with organized labor.

To learn more about how, read on.

#1: Workers Expect More Competitive Wages

Setting competitive salary ranges is always key to successful recruitment. Of course, it doesn’t take a strike to highlight how an enterprise employer like, say, Amazon has the resources to pay workers more than a local tech startup.

That said, the recent strikes have further underscored what workers view as a competitive wage. And the passage of wage transparency laws has compelled many employers across the country to include salary ranges in job listings. Used right, this salary data can offer you a leg up on the competition.

That’s why our business intelligence product, Job Market Pulse (JMP),

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