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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

5 Best Practices For Recruiting Marketing and Media Professionals by Verified First
In the digital era, media companies need to find the right creative and strategic professionals to drive growth. Every piece of content or engagement from your organization can build or destroy trust from your customers. That’s why it’s important to find the right talent to represent your brand.

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (Read @ Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The number of job openings was little changed at 7.4 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires edged up to 5.9 million, and separations were little changed at 5.6 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.3 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 1.2 percent. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four geographic regions.

Salary history bans to-date (Read @ HR Dive)
A running list of states and localities that have outlawed pay history questions. To-date 17 states have banned salary history from the employment application. Is yours on this list?

America’s Job Listings Have Gone Off the Deep End (Read @ The Atlantic)
Are you a code sensei? A customer-service rock star? Do you have a passion for sales? Will you devote your life to conference calls, leaving your family and friends behind while you camp out under your desk, ready to dial in at any time? If the answer to all those questions is “no”—or even a nervous, hesitant smile—then hopefully you don’t need to look for a new job anytime soon.

What Job Applicant ‘Ghosting’ Says About the Current Workplace (Read @ Barron’s)
If you’ve been e-mailing with someone who simply stops responding, you’ve been “ghosted.” If you have ever left a party without saying goodbye, you’ve been the ghost. The Urban Dictionary defines ghosting as “when a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they’re dating, with zero warning or notice beforehand.”

Why Upwork Scratched College Degree Requirements From Our Job Descriptions (Read @ Fortune)
In March, federal prosecutors alleged that 33 parents, including well-known actors and business leaders, conspired to get their children admitted to different universities around the country by bribing coaches and school officials. The case appears to be expanding as an additional undisclosed number of parents have come under investigation.

New Evidence of Age Bias in Hiring, and a Push to Fight It (Read @ NY Times)
MADISON, Ala. — Across the United States, mammoth corporations and family businesses share a complaint: a shortage of workers. As the unemployment rate has tunneled its way to a half-century low, employers insist they must scramble to lure applicants.

Stop Lying to Job Candidates About the Role (Read @ HBR)
Too many hiring managers avoid telling candidates the truth about a job. Their logic is that if applicants find out how hard they will work or how boring the core of the open jobs are, they will walk away. This is a mistake. To hire effectively, you have to be honest about what working at your firm is like and what it takes to be successful.


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