There are a ton of great HR, recruiting and industry articles getting shared every day. And if you’re like most HR leaders, you don’t have a ton of time to dig through it all. That’s why, each week, Snagajob compiles 5 of the most relevant, compelling and buzz-worthy content we’ve read over the last 7 days and puts them together for you in one “Weekly Web Roundup” quick read.

Here are the most important stories you might have missed this week.


50% of turnover is avoidable.

You heard right. According to Dr. John Sullivan, about 50% of employee turnover can be prevented. By using post-exit interviews, employers are able to get more frank responses from leaving employees and use the information to remedy the issues that are causing the employees to leave.

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Return of the labor market.

According to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings hit an all-time high in June 2017. While industrial and manufacturing industries rose, others declined. Find out the latest trends in the labor market and how they may affect you.


Feel like you’re being watched?

Unsurprisingly, you might be — on Facebook that is. Facebook currently gauges the emotions behind the content that you post, and will serve up ads based on how it feels you are mentally. But will Facebook one day be able to monitor the moods of your employees?


The end of the ATS as we know it?

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have arisen in recent years to help smooth the process of hiring employees. But will they stay the same? Or will they have to take on other functions, like CRM, video interviewing and more?


Is automation hurting job seekers?

Any HR professional can tell you that automation and applicant tracking systems can help streamline the hiring process. But how does automation affect applicants?  Should the future focus more on automation or human interaction?