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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

AI used for first time in job interviews in UK to find best applicants (Read @ The Telegraph)
Artificial intelligence (AI) and facial expression technology is being used for the first time in job interviews in the UK to identify the best candidates.

Job applicant outraged after company shares her bikini photo on Instagram as ‘PSA’: ‘This is not doing you any favors’ (Read @ Yahoo)
A job applicant shared her outrage on social media after a company she applied to shared one of her personal Instagram posts along with a “PSA” to future prospects.

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Banishing Barriers: Building Disability Awareness into Recruiting (Read @ Indeed)
People with disabilities are the largest minority group in the world, at about one billion people and 15% of the global population. The disability community has often struggled with unemployment and finding good jobs due to bias and a lack of awareness among employers — but the tide appears to be turning.

Universities Should Be Preparing Students for the Gig Economy (Read @ HBR)
How well do universities prepare students to work independently in the Gig Economy? Today’s graduates are joining a workforce where the Gig Economy — including consultants, independent contractors, freelancers, side giggers, and on-demand workers — makes up an estimated 30-40% of the U.S. workforce. They’re also facing an economy in which alternative work arrangements are growing faster than traditional full-time jobs, and are only projected to keep growing.

Amazon Is Signaling a Major Workforce Trend: Here’s How to Act on It (Read @ Entrepreneur)
IBM recently estimated that within three years, 120 million workers across the globe will require retraining thanks to automation and artificial intelligence. Amazon has been paying attention to this trend. The company announced a $700 million effort to retrain 100,000 workers over the next six years.

The ‘Tech Company’ You May Not Be Hiring From But Should (Read/Watch @ ERE)
With technology often the equal of the private sector, the military can be an overlooked source of employees. You’ve read about the Army (lessons from its esports team; Todd’s interview about its forecasting; a look at its chatbot) but there’s also the U.S. Navy.

Josh Bersin at HR Tech: You Need To Hire Generalists Because “They Are Going to Rule The World” (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
When Josh Bersin talks, talent management people listen. Everyone’s favorite technology analyst kicked off the first full day of the annual HR Technology Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas with a keynote speech on Making Sense of It All — How Technology Is Shaping the New HR Agenda. Of course, Josh being Josh, his slides had another title on them as well: Untangling the HR Technology Market.

Tips for Using Social Media in Recruiting (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Social media can be a simple and cost-effective way to connect with potential job candidates. Most employers today use social media in some capacity, but not all use it for recruiting. Let’s take a look at some tips for doing just that.

The 7 Words That Turn Candidates Off! (Read @ The Tim Sackett Project)
Communication is a tricky thing. It’s so easy to turn off another party by simply using just one wrong word, especially when you’re trying to build a relationship with a candidate you potentially want to hire.

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