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The C Sheet December 3: Boomerang Employees, Stay Interviews, and Disproportionate Feedback

This week in workforce news: the newest Great Resignation trends, unequal feedback, and why you should be doing stay interviews.

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1. Boomerang Employees

In a tough labor market, there are many strategies companies can try to hire talent. An emerging strategy is to hire boomerang employees—those who left on good terms—in hopes that they would be willing to rejoin since they’re already familiar with the company. Boomerang Employees Could Be The Key To Attracting Qualified Candidates In A Hot Job Market (Forbes) 

2. Stay With Me

Move over exit interviews, stay interviews are the latest trend in the Great Resignation. While not new, many employers are using this tactic to get a pulse on their employees before they’ve already made up their mind to leave. Why the ‘stay interview’ is the next big trend of the Great Resignation (CNBC)  

3. Feedback for Leaders

One way managers can help aspiring leaders is by giving them actionable feedback. However, new research shows that while men are likely to receive feedback to think bigger, women are told to focus on completing tasks. Research: Men Get More Actionable Feedback Than Women (Harvard Business Review)

4. New Year, New Job

The year is coming to a close, which could mean that some employees have started to eye the exit while they wait for their year-end bonuses. Here are some tips for keeping them from walking out the door. If You Think the Great Resignation Is Bad, Just Wait Until January (Inc.)

5. Context Switching

Context switching at work has a major impact on productivity, and not to mention, it can leave you exhausted. According to research, it takes nine and a half minutes to return to productivity after switching applications—this article offers some tips to help. 5 diagrams that show how context switching saps your productivity (Atlassian) 

6. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

What’s important to you while you’re trying to hire someone for a job? Instead of looking at degrees or even experience, try looking at this instead. Don’t hire someone because of their résumé. Look for this instead (Fast Company)

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