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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:

Is There a Best Time to Send Rejection Letters? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
A reader writes: Is there a standard for when to send out rejection letters? I deal with a lot of hiring in my job and I usually know as soon as I review a resume or hold an interview whether or I’m going to reject someone, but I have always figured that people don’t want to receive a rejection notice within hours of leaving a job interview, so I wait a few days.

5 Best Practices to Recruit Tech Talent by Verified First (Read @ iRecruit)
Tech talent is in high demand, but short supply. To supply their companies with a steady talent pipeline, recruiters need to attract high-demand candidates. But in today’s market, it takes more than just a paycheck to recruit the best candidates.

Can Artificial Intelligence Make The Hiring Process More Fair? (Read or Listen @ NPR)
One of Sweden’s biggest recruiters plans to use Artificial Intelligence-powered robots to conduct initial job interviews as a way to curb bias in the hiring process.

Related: Cornell Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa Discusses Artificial Intelligence Used In Hiring (Read or Listen @ NPR)

Bank of America will hike its minimum wage to $20 (Read @ CNN)
Bank of America is raising its minimum pay to $20 an hour for its more than 205,000 employees. The company will implement the new minimum wage over the next two years, according to comments made by CEO Brian Moynihan on MSNBC earlier Tuesday.

Is the continued rise of older Americans in the workforce necessary for future growth? (Read @ Brookings)
The working behavior and participation rates of older workers in the labor force have shifted substantially in recent decades. Although much of the 3.1 percentage point decline in U.S. labor force participation from 2007 to 2018 can be connected to an increased aging population (the share of the U.S. population over the age of 65 has increased from 15.6 to 19.9 percent in the last 12 years), the explanation for this trend extends far beyond a population aging out of the workforce.

Twitter calls viral advice column job shaming and a ‘discriminatory, awful idea’ (Read @ Yahoo)
A hiring manager’s “simple rule” for job seekers highlighted an invisible bias, according to the red-hot resistance on Twitter. “Hey, I wrote something!” tweeted Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Business Insider on Friday. “I’ve been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn’t send a thank you email, don’t hire them.”

Related: I’ve been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn’t send a thank-you email, don’t hire them. (Read @ Business Insider)

rejecting anyone who doesn’t send a thank-you note is terrible hiring (Read @ Ask a Manager)

72% of Women Refuse to Work at Companies With… (Read @ Glassdoor)
Employers, we have a wake-up call for you. According to a new Glassdoor survey conducted by The Harris Poll, male and female employees are critical of companies that continue to have a gender pay gap.

New Study: Job Seekers Expect Salary Negotiation & Transparency (Read @ Glassdoor)
As a leader in workplace transparency, Glassdoor has conducted a new economic research study and survey on the topic of the gender pay gap and salary transparency. The results might surprise you.

The “Two Weeks’ Notice” Approach to Changing Jobs Is Bad for Companies and Employees (Read @ HBR)
There’s a much-touted refrain that employees leave managers, not companies. While that sentiment certainly holds truth, today’s reality is that job-hopping, even career-hopping, has become the norm for a younger generation of workers — even for those with good managers.

Direct From Women in Tech: Here’s How to Attract and Retain Us (Read @ ERE)
More than half of U.S.-based women in tech say their ideas are ignored in meetings until a man repeats them. Are you kidding me? More than half also say they’re left out of professional/social events and are often assigned low-level tasks in their groups. More than a third of women say their appearance has been inappropriately commented on, and 11 percent have been told they got their job because of their gender.


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