Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Top 11 Tips for Meeting the Candidate of Tomorrow (Read @ Glassdoor)
Generation Z — including people born after 1995 — is about to hit the working world in a big way. By 2020 they will account for one-third of the U.S. population,1 and they bring a unique set of attributes to the office — some that might surprise you.
Should I reject job candidates by phone or email? (read @ Ask a Manager)
Should you always call to let a candidate know that they won’t be getting a job offer?
There’s An Untapped Pool of Skilled People You Don’t Even Consider (Read @ TNLT)
As we step into a new year and a new decade, HR and talent acquisition professionals will be faced with a slew of both new challenges and new opportunities as the nature of the workforce and workplace changes. One of those challenges is the growing gap between the number of jobs available and the number of workers available to fill those jobs.
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3 Steps for Writing More Compelling Job Ads That Will ‘Hook’ Candidates Quickly (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
You may be familiar with the statistic that candidates spend an average of 14 seconds looking at a job description before deciding whether to apply. That means the first few sentences of your posts are critical — because if they’re not compelling, candidates may not bother scrolling down to read the rest.
What Gen Z Wants (Read @ Mel Kleiman)
When I read the list below from an Inc. article, I couldn’t help but note that, Boomer that I may be, I am or prefer most all of the same things. So tell me where the generational differences really are. Again, you don’t manage generations, you manage individuals. (As noted below, the only thing that has really changed is the way you market to generations).
6 Coping Strategies When Your Best Workers Start Retiring (Read @ SHRM)
As the master of machining the tricky part of a spoon where the handle meets the bowl, Toby Leonard has been integral to the success of Liberty Tabletop, the last remaining maker of flatware in America. But Leonard is nearly 70 years old and would like to retire, so his singular command of the “grade roll” also poses a dilemma for Sherrill Manufacturing, the company that makes Liberty Tabletop.
Why your diversity program isn’t moving the needle (Read @ HR Executive)
While many organizations have had diversity programs in place for decades, it is only over the past several years that we have seen diversity and inclusion evolving into more than a U.S.-centric, compliance-driven issue on any large scale.
3 Times You Should Look Past Mistakes on a Resume (Read @ ERE)
If you were given a dollar for every candidate in your rejection pile, you’d probably not need to work anymore. Some candidates are in the rejection pile for a good reason — they’re far too under-qualified. Others have experience and education that are far from plausible. While still others failed to submit a pristine resume and cover letter — free of typos, bad grammar, and short, easy-to-read text.
Why Competing For New Talent Is a Mistake (Read @ HBR)
As demand grows for new and emergent skills, including UX design, cybersecurity, and data science, workers around the world — and labor markets — are struggling to keep up. According to a recent survey conducted by the World Economic Forum, nearly eight in 10 global CEOs say they’re concerned about the availability of people with the right skills.
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