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2021 DEI Committee Accomplishments

Our team has been working diligently over the last year on various projects, but we are most excited to share the update from our DEI committee. Please check out our 2021 DEI committee accomplishments below.

– Sponsored LifeLabs Learning (Inclusion, Belonging, and Feedback) for the entire team.
– Implemented Boon Health to offer 100% covered well-being coaching with expert coaches of diverse backgrounds.
– Instituted part of all-hands dedicated to Lessons (from leadership to IC’s to show making mistakes is OK and part of getting better). Everyone is encouraged and has an opportunity to talk about areas where they fell short and what they learned.
– Applying expertise from Rise Journey (DEI Consultant) and we brought on Jasmine Francis (Sr. Dir of People at Thinx) as an advisor for People/DEI/HR. Together we’re improving our DEI and people practices.
– Inclusivity training for hiring and managing for our managers.
– We’ve invested in RippleMatch to source and hire more candidates from diverse backgrounds (3 hires so far!).
– Established DEI committee, members, and meetings. We’ve focused on helping the community through volunteering (working on upcoming events with GCode, JusticeThroughCode, etc in ’22), updating our job descriptions and interview processes to be more inclusive, and upcoming surveying candidates we’ve placed over the last 4 years to understand their backgrounds and why they joined our clients).
– On social media, we helped bring awareness to tech-focused organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities (for-profit and non-profit) including BlackRemoteShe, Trevor Project, DevColor, VetsWhoCode, Sisterhood of NativeAmericanCoders, CharityWater, Play Like a Girl, JusticeThroughCode, The Anti-Defamation League, and more.

We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish this year but are just as excited about what we will be able to accomplish in 2022.

Our Teams 2022 Predictions

One could say that 2021 has been one of the most unpredictable years. It has been unpredictable in every way possible, which had even affected the hiring market – we will admit that we couldn’t have predicted the great resignation movement. That being said, our team has some ideas on what we think will happen in the hiring market in 2022. Please read the SingleSprout team’s thoughts on the future hiring market, and how you can prepare.

I think we will see more hiring for most companies. I think that some of the larger companies will have layoffs (eg Better) and it will be interesting to see what will happen with companies that IPOed recently. High growth has been the goal for many companies but I’m not sure how many scaled effectively so we may see some repercussions there. In general, not all companies were able to scale the way they’d like this year due to market constraints so it’ll be interesting to see how that impacts budgets, benefits, and interview processes to get talent on board. – Sophie

I think the remote/flexible WFH trend will continue into 2022. Most companies have proven their teams can be just as productive or more productive at home! – Amanda Hoffer

I predict companies will create virtual workspaces in the metaverse for all employees. – Zach Fleischman

I think companies that quickly adapted to a system of remote working will see drastic increases in hiring relative to other companies.- Josh Elbahrawy

I predict, to stay competitive in the tech recruitment market companies will start getting creative with their benefits. I see companies with benefits like extended parental leave, 4-day work week, better healthcare, flexible work-days, more mental health benefits, and benefits for working mothers – Katie Weiss

I think that more companies will shift from coding tests to live technical interviews to stay competitive and make their processes easier to navigate.- Eric Scheuch

I predict that there will be growth in both the technical and legal recruitment market. Demand will increase. – Sydney Austin

I believe the technical market is going to continue to soar and evolve in the remote space. Engineers want more options and flexibility. The workforce is evolving and is reflecting on the wants and needs of employees! – Angela Peterson

I’m anticipating job seekers to continue looking for primarily remote opportunities. I think a lot of job seekers have already moved away from those major tech hubs and don’t want to give up the flexibility. – Dean Rabinowitz

In 2022, I anticipate the technical and legal recruitment market will continue to skyrocket. To the moon SingleSprout! – Alexis Perez

I think more and more people will continue to leave their jobs in search of better. However, I’m not sure that the bulk of US employers are going to catch on and increase pay or benefits. Startups/companies that naturally embrace change will be more open to doing just that, but larger institutions with more bureaucratic systems in place will most likely continue with a slow adaption of changes or continue to resist change that their most highly paid employees ask for. – Alie Borowsky

I predict that we will discover a new planet (like this), a ton of new tech companies will start up due to this, and the tech recruitment market will be in even more demand than it already is – Corey Grant

I think hybrid work models will gain more popularity! After so long with remote work, employees might be looking for opportunities to have facetime with co-workers in person, while still emphasizing a mostly remote set-up. – Leo Calentti

I predict that there is going to be an influx on both the candidate side and company side as everyone is either hiring or looking for a new job! I think it will be one of the biggest years in recruitment – Emily Pizza

We’ll see a bigger need and rise in feedback tools in the workplace. Specifically, the need for the ability of the employee to report discrimination, harassment, misconduct, and more. It’s no longer okay to say “Go to HR,” or “Please bring this up to your manager,” in the digital remote workplace. – Natan, Cofounder

I predict that during 2022 we are going to see salaries once again increase by 10-20% due to a shortage of talent – David Saad

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