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Highlights from our top articles for August include five talent pools companies can source from to help fill open jobs, LinkedIn’s new “Diversity Nudges” feature, and why 31% of retirees would consider returning to the workforce if inflation continues.  

#1. 5 Key Types of Workers to Watch in the War for Talent

As the struggle to secure talent continues, McKinsey & Company identified five talent pools from which companies can source talent — “Traditionalists,” “Do-it yourselfers,” “Caregivers and others,” “Idealists,” and “Relaxers.”

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#2. LinkedIn Recruiter Introduces “Diversity Nudges”

LinkedIn has launched “Diversity Nudges,” which will allow recruiters to see when the gender representation of a talent pool is unbalanced. The platform will also provide tips on how to improve it. 

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#3. 46% of Companies Plan to Add Headcount This Year: Robert Half

New research from Robert Half indicates that almost half (46%) of U.S. companies will add new permanent positions in the second half of this year. The research also reveals that contract workers and entry-level talent will be in high-demand. The majority (88%) of managers say finding skilled professionals is a challenge.

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#4. 31% of Retirees Say Inflation May Cause Them to Rejoin the Workforce: ASA

Some retirees (31%) said they would consider returning to the workforce if inflation continues, according to ASA’s Workforce Monitor survey. Almost 4 in 10 (39%) said that they rely on Social Security as their main source of income, and a quarter (25%) said they would consider returning if this no longer covered their expenses.

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#5. Quits Rate Remained Steady in June: BLS Data

The quits rate for June fell slightly to 4.2 million after May’s 4.3 million quits, according to BLS data. There were 10.7 million open jobs, a 605,000 decrease from May. The sector where job openings increased the most was healthcare and social assistance (+79,000), while the sector that decreased the most was retail trade (-343,000).

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