In today’s volatile job market, higher ed employers are trying to figure out if and how to adjust their efforts to recruit and retain diverse and talented faculty and staff. The HERC Central Team capitalized on our growing number of followers on LinkedIn to keep job seekers engaged even if they weren’t proactively searching for new jobs. We started conducting monthly polls on LinkedIn to get valuable, real-time information about job seeker attitudes and preferences.Below are the results of our recent LinkedIn Polls:Our January poll asked: “What is your top career goal in 2022?” Over half of respondents chose, “Find a new job” and, interestingly, just over a quarter selected, “Grow my knowledge/skills” which speaks to professional growth needs.
Our February poll targeted a specific group – employees that managed staff. When asked, “If you are a people manager in higher ed, what would help you keep your staff engaged and motivated?”, the overwhelming majority selected, “Flex & remote work options” (73%) which maps onto national trends across industries.In March, we asked: “What part of new employee onboarding needs the most improvement. Nearly 40% of respondents selected, “Role-Specific Training” indicating that, when starting a new job, employees want to understand their role and responsibilities right away. “Sharing Expectations/Feedback” (24%) and “Team Integration” (21%) followed.
Here are links to our remaining LinkedIn Polls to date:
December 2021: If you are currently working in higher education, what would keep you from leaving your employer?
November 2021: If you are searching for a job now, what is your primary way of finding opportunities?
October 2021: How are you feeling about the higher ed job market right now?
September 2021: If you are currently working in higher education, are you interested in changing sectors/industries?
August 2021: Are you planning to search for a new job within the next 3 months?We encourage you to follow us on LinkedIn to view, participate, and share future polls!#FeaturedContent #Recruitment #Retention