Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
How recruiting has changed, and an outside view on Google’s HR scandals, according to Livongo Health’s chief people officer (Read @ BizJournals)
Arnnon Geshuri has worked in human resources at some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies during or shortly before their major growth periods: from Applied Materials in the 1990s to Google in the 2000s and Tesla in the 2010s.
LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Shares His Thoughts on the Top Talent Trends for 2020 (Read @ LinkedIn)
The dawn of a new decade often ushers in major change. And we’re not just talking fashion and technology — recruiting and HR are evolving too.
5 questions to ask before you rehire a former employee (Read @ Fast Company)
In a recent ZenBusiness study, 57% of employers said they would rather rehire a former employee than an equally qualified new applicant and more than three-quarters (76%) of those who have done so were glad they did.
Confidence Index Report: Confidence at Work Is the Soft Skill on Everyone’s Mind (Read @ Indeed Blog)
We’ve all seen the stats: The job market is the strongest it’s been in decades, investments are up and the economy is booming. While such good news is always welcome, Indeed wanted to know how this impacts employees on the ground. Do workers feel confident in their abilities and career paths? And why should employee confidence levels matter to employers?
The Reality of Hiring DREAMers (Read @ ERE)
“I can’t discover the cure for HIV, but I can hire the person who will.” One of our recruiters said that to me when I was CHRO at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It was true at the Foundation, and it is true for your organization — recruitment is the lifeblood of your company.
Eliminate Time-Consuming New Hire Paperwork with iConnect (Read @ iRecruit)
At iRecruit, Applicant Tracking and Electronic Onboarding, we frequently hear from new customers, and potential customers attending webinars or demos about what their challenges are with recruiting and hiring.
How should I handle job candidates who cut me off, are long-winded, or answer the wrong question? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’ve just finished up *yet another* interview where I haven’t been able to get to all my questions because the candidates just. keep. talking. I’m female and in a technical field. I am not, by any stretch, a shrinking violet.
Why Is a New Employee Looking to Transfer? (Read @ Comstock Mag)
An employee who has been here only three months just quit. In his exit interview, he said there wasn’t enough work to do within his department, and he was bored, so he looked to move on. I asked why he hadn’t applied for any number of open positions we have. He said he didn’t because his manager said he couldn’t change jobs when he’d been here less than a year.
7 Recruiting Activities That Can Improve the Candidate Experience (Read @ HR Bartender)
Whether you’re new to recruiting or bring years of experience to the table, you know that the candidate experience is important. Candidate impressions not only influence whether the candidate decides to take the job, it can also impact the company’s brand, which in turn can help or hurt the company’s bottom-line.
Can More Money Close the Skills Gap? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The late, great Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, once rapped about more money causing more problems, but could more money be the solution to closing the skills gap?
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