The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted working women disproportionately, according to the ADP Research Institute. As a result, many have been slow to return to the workforce. In 2019 women made up 46% of the employee base but took 53% of the job losses. Other reasons about why their recovery and/or return to work is being drawn out include women becoming the social institutions that were compromised by the pandemic. For example, they had to be the provider of healthcare, and step in as educators when school-aged children went fully remote.

Eighty-seven percent of the people who identify as LGBTQ+ said they conducted research on their company before applying to ensure the organizations were LGBTQ+ friendly, according to a survey by Indeed. The result suggests that perceived inclusivity is a major factor in the application process for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, the survey suggests that progress is being made toward increased inclusivity, making employees feel safer about bringing their “true selves” to work.

Lever launched two new Dynamic Approval features as part of its spring release. The platform’s new offer-approval functionality for requisitions and job postings can be configured to match customers’ recruiting and hiring processes. The release also includes Data Explorer, which helps build and save custom reports and visualizations. New multiple offer forms include unique offer field sets, allowing multiple offer forms to be created. Finally, configuring time-to-hire helps companies measure their time-to-hire metric in a way that reflects their talent acquisition processes, the company said.

Visier launched the Visier Resignation Report, a tool that allows users to examine shifts in quit rates. Currently updated through the end of May 2022, the Report says the overall rate of employee resignations this year has remained higher – substantially higher, in fact – in comparison to 2020 or 2021. The Report pulls data from Visier’s anonymized employee records, and will be updated at the beginning of every month. It’s free.

Cappfinity rolled out an expanded suite of virtual reality experiences designed to help recruiting teams land and retain strong candidates. The new VR experiences are the latest addition to Cappfinity’s suite of recruitment and development solutions that evaluate behaviors and provides role-specific insights for hiring managers. 

JobDiva announced an integration with CloudCall, a computer telephony integration (CTI) designed for CRM. The system will enable recruiters to keep track of their phone interactions in one place, thus offering additional convenience. JobDiva said the integration can help recruiters optimize their processes, increase the speed of conversations and keep track of logged calls. Data insights are captured directly within JobDiva’s CRM so users can take advantage of a 360° view of all voice communications with a contact.  

TextUs announced Keywords, new functionality that allows users to drive higher SMS response rates through use of automated keywords. The feature’s intended to help customers drive efficiency and engagement through the use of specific keywords. TextUs said use cases for Keywords are increasing as companies seek to better engage candidates, customers, employees and vendors. In addition, users can create auto responses for common questions.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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