Cash bonuses. Management training and college tuition. Free knives and hotel stays. An appetizer for an application — or, better put, an app for an app.
As the economy in the United States begins to reopen and the competition for talent heats up, companies are getting creative with incentives to lure workers to their open roles. “The result,” reports The New York Times, “is a cornucopia of new benefits as human resources officers and employees alike rethink what makes for a compelling compensation package. And in a pathbreaking move, some businesses are extending educational benefits to families of employees.”
Learn more about how companies are incentivizing workers by checking out the NYT’s article at the top of our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals. Further down the list, you can also find out why turnover can be good for your team; how to create a workplace that embraces multilingualism; and how Gina Chua became one of the most senior transgender journalists in the United States.
Here are the must-read articles for this week:
1. From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow (The New York Times)
3. How to Build a More Equitable Workplace for LGBTQ+ Employees, According to LinkedIn Survey Data (LinkedIn Talent Blog)
4. Facebook Lets More Employees Choose Full-Time Remote Work or Return to the Office (The Wall Street Journal)
6. Without Enough Childcare, Workers Can’t Get Back to Work (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
8. A Top Editor Becomes Her ‘True Self’ (The New York Times)
9. You Need a Skills-Based Approach to Hiring and Developing Talent (Harvard Business Review)