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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Avoid a Screening Lawsuit – Best Practices for Disclosure and Authorization Forms by Verified First (iRecruit Blog)
Because background screenings are closely regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it’s important to ensure compliance. One of the most common screening mistakes employers make is not providing a legally mandated disclosure to candidate and obtaining written consent to conduct a background check. Many companies have suffered costly lawsuits for not complying with these requirements.

Break the Language Barrier Between Recruiters and Veterans (Read @ ERE)
Just a few years ago, only 20 percent of companies surveyed had developed a formal program for recruiting veterans. And in spite of an ever-tightening labor market, unemployment rates for veterans continue to trend higher than civilian and overall unemployment rates. This could be because of a “language barrier” that exists between veterans and recruiters.

Unlimited PTO May Help Solve Your Recruitment and Retention Issues (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Paid time off (PTO) has become a hot topic in the HR world. Employers across the country are using PTO to attract and retain workers by giving them the flexibility they crave, but could these efforts be falling flat with employees?

Recruiting trends in 2020: 6 tactics you’ll want to sharpen up on (Read @ HR Morning)
Business success depends on a variety of factors, and the recruiting trend landscape is no exception. An analysis of today’s market suggests an economy shaped by several factors, including a gig economy that continues to expand, and a skills gap bemoaned by many HR professionals.

Recruiting Gen. Z, a Pragmatic, Dynamic, and Digital-First Generation (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Born between 1997 and 2001, the oldest members of Generation Z are now starting to enter the job market. The largest-ever generation in the US, Gen. Z constitutes roughly 5 percent of the nation’s workforce, and that number will rapidly rise in the coming years.

Beware of Automated Hiring (Read @ New York Times)
Algorithms make many important decisions for us, like our creditworthiness, best romantic prospects and whether we are qualified for a job. Employers are increasingly using them during the hiring process out of the belief they’re both more convenient and less biased than humans. However, as I describe in a new paper, this is misguided.

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Hiring for a Job (and How to Fix It) (Read @ Entrepreneur)
When there’s a talent gap in your company, you probably want it filled pronto. But what happens when you have a role you need filled yesterday? Let’s face it — finding a warm body is often the basic strategy when it comes to attracting talent. And the result is that undesirable characteristics in candidates are often overlooked.

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