Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:
Want Happier and More Productive Employees? Make Sure This HR Policy Is Actually Being Enforced (Most Bosses Ignore It) (Read @ Inc.)
Burnout has become an increased concern for employers, and for good reason. When it comes to work-life balance, Americans took more than 20 vacation days on average between 1978 and 2000. By 2014, that number had dropped by almost a full workweek.
How To Identify And Retain High-Potential Employees (Read @ Talent Culture)
Every manager can think of at least a handful of employees who stand out from the crowd, distinguishing themselves by their efficiency and value to the team. These stars are usually at the top of the list when it comes time for promotions and bonuses — but how can you be sure that you properly identify high-potential employees (HiPos)?
Is the HR and Recruiting Profession Promoting Ageism? (Read @ ERE)
A fundamental principle of equal rights is the belief that staffing decisions should not be based on non-job relevant factors related to gender, race, age, or disability. Although we have more to do, tremendous strides have been made to decrease bias against women, minorities, and neuro-diverse individuals since the equal rights movement started in the second half of the 20th century. There is one notable exception to this generally positive trend: ageism.
Home care workers have a lousy job. A new Congressional bill aims to change that (Read @ Vox)
Congress has a plan to make one of the toughest jobs in America a little less lousy. House and Senate Democrats will introduce a bill Thursday to create career paths for home health aides, one of the most in-demand jobs in the US.
10 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Like most things in life, recruiting is what you make of it. You can give it your all and hope great things happen, or you can go halfway and end up frustrated. The goal is to find a balance between these extremes where your efforts correspond with success. The most successful recruiters find a way to reduce friction with candidates, hiring managers, executives and even technology so the whole process glides from start to finish.
13 recruiting mistakes even the best HR pros still make (Read @ HR Morning)
In a busy day, it’s easy to overlook the basics, and that’s especially true in the high-pressure War for Talent. Seasoned HR pros know from experience that hiring the right employee isn’t a perfect science. Sometimes the best just don’t pan out.
How to Make Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Really Count (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) needs to be a top priority for businesses today. Aside from the moral imperative to create more equitable and progressive workplaces, diverse companies, simply put, make more money: Companies with more diverse management teams have 19 percent higher revenue, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group.
Are Employee Referrals the Best Way to Hire Top Talent? (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)
According to Bullhorn, existing candidate referrals ranked as the single best source for high-quality talent in 2018. It makes sense, your current employees are on the front-line of your business every day. They understand your company culture, values, and industry, and therefore exactly the type of person who would fit in well in your organization – in terms of both skill-set and cultural fit.
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