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20 stories about Employment
Tech employment rate plummeted last year, and is getting worse in 2024
2023 was a year of extreme ups and downs in employment that ended with the number of high-tech employees close to the average of 2022. Between October and December the number of employees in the industry decreased by 15,000, due to the decrease in investments and the war
Number of high-tech employees drops 10% in 8 months
According to data published by the CBS, the number of high-tech workers in Israel decreased since April of last year to a total figure of 427,000 in December, similar to the average in 2022
Demand for software engineers down 62% from peak
While in recent months it had seemed that the decline in demand for high-tech employees was slowing up, May witnessed a new low, according to figures from the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
High-tech job market in crisis, isn't expected to rebound soon
A special report by the Employment Service reveals that the number of job seekers in the field increased by 71.5% from April 2022, with another increase expected following the banking crisis in the US
Achilles' high heel: Tech industry has become the weak point of the labor market
With the increase in interest rates, inflation, and now the collapse of the banks, will the Israeli labor market continue to maintain stability? The high-tech market is already showing signs of weakness, with the supply of jobs decreasing and the number of job seekers jumping by 20%
Number of job seekers in high-tech jumped by 20% in two months
The data from the employment service seems to reflect not only the waves of layoffs in high-tech, but also the increasing difficulty to find work quickly
Quiet quitting in China and salary transparency in Germany: how are different countries dealing with changes in the labor market
Lawyers worldwide explain what labor laws apply to the popular employment phenomena of the past year
Trending downward: How low can the job market go?
Although the employment figures published this week are still good, the negative trend cannot be ignored. High-tech, for example, is still short of software engineers, but the demand has been cut in half. Is the Israeli economy heading for a soft or hard landing?
High-tech job openings in Israel fall by 30% over eight months
According to CBS data, the information and communication industries, associated with high-tech, experienced a drop from 8.74% of vacant jobs in February to 6.03% in October
Tech leaders launch initiative to train 10,000 employees from under-represented populations
Palo Alto Networks, Insight Partners, and executives from across the high-tech industry are establishing a new platform for recruiting and training employees with the goal to train 10,000 workers from sectors that suffer from underrepresentation in the industry
Why are there almost no Bedouins in high-tech companies?
A new study found that two major barriers to employing Bedouins are the language barrier and the tensions between Bedouins and Jews in the south. Study also reveals that 20% of Bedouin boys dropout of high school
What is “quiet quitting" really about?
“A healthy separation between life and work is not resignation; people are not lazy and working from home is efficient and beneficial to employees. It's not that ‘no one wants to work’, but that ‘no one wants to work under the conditions offered by employers’,” writes Viki Auslender
Offshore in Europe: Does the old continent hold the solution for the tech employee shortage
“While the challenges of recruiting employees are being experienced globally, in Israel they're having a severe impact. We anticipate that in the coming year and the years immediately following it, this will be the ongoing trend despite changes to markets,” writes Alon Reiter, VP HR & OutSourcing at Aman Group
“More employers choose to focus on hard skills and less on academic background”
Ilil Amir-Kasif, the Director of the Center for Higher Education and Employment, founded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, was speaking during Calcalist’s “Academia that Works” conference
“We need to develop leadership skills in order to handle remote management”
Stella Voulgaraki, Chief People Officer at Kaizen Gaming, was speaking during a panel at the WorkTech conference, discussing the evolution of the HR world together with Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, and Anja Leschly, Chief Human Resources Officer at Conscia
Connecteam raises $120 million for deskless workforce management platform
The Israeli company’s Series C funding comes on the back of a very successful year in which it increased its annual revenue and number of clients by 400%
Soft skills are crucial to Israeli tech maintaining its edge
“In the high-tech industry and other industries as well, emotional social skills have become one of the important criteria in the recruitment process and in the corporate culture,” writes Eran Feigenbaum, Oracle Israel Country Leader
The next work perk: Will Israeli high-tech move to a shortened work week?
Sage's development center in Israel will begin a pilot where they will work Monday through Thursday, will others follow suit?
Freelancers salaries surge amid pandemic and digitization
The Covid-19 pandemic led to a rise in demand for freelancers, and their salaries followed suit. According to research conducted by Payoneer, most freelancers are between the ages of 18-34 and are expecting the boom to continue
Want to attract and retain the best employees? Shine light on your Employer Value Proposition
"Without realizing their mistake, countless organizations use inefficient employer brands and aim to be "the best." Perhaps due to a lack of awareness or thought about what "best" actually means?" writes Aviv Weizmann of Natural Intelligence
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