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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Contract vs. Full-Time: Which Should You Hire? (Read @ Recruitment Community)
When you debate about hiring a contractor or a full-time employee, you’re taking part in a much wider discussion than you might realize. There are hard questions that need to be answered about contract workers and the gig economy. And the answers to those questions start with how your company hires.

How Long Does a Background Check Take? by Verified First (iRecruit Blog)
To reduce liability, background checks are an essential part of the hiring process. Successfully passing a background check is often the final step in a candidate’s journey. Employers are eager to onboard new employees through quick screening, but speed needs to be balanced with delivering accurate and thorough results.

Experience for Hire: Why to Go With the Career-Changer (Read @ ERE)
Picture a stereotypical 20-year-old talking with her cousin from Washington, D.C. about her lack of future plans. I was a sophomore in college and the clock was ticking for me to choose a degree path to follow. My cousin, who already had an impressive and exciting career in politics, jumped at the opportunity to introduce me to the campaign world. I was easily persuaded.

Why Hiring Is a Lot Like Picking Stocks (Read @ HBR)
Hiring people is a lot like picking stocks. It’s all about the narrative. We begin by asking “what kind of stock is this?” Is it best-in-class, with strong positioning in the market and consistently solid results; a turnaround story, where there have been struggles but better days are on the horizon; a cash cow, where revenue is flat but the business will pay out dividends for the foreseeable future; or a growth story, with potential for accelerating revenue and expanding margins?

Job Market Is Tougher for Recent College Grads Than All Workers (Read @ Bloomberg)
The hot U.S. job market is tougher than it seems for one slice of the labor force. Newly minted college graduates are seeing higher unemployment rates than the general population for the first time in a generation.

Holiday Retail and Hospitality Hiring: 6 Quick Tips on Finding Top Seasonal Talent (Read @ Recruiter)
It’s that time of year again. Retailers are gearing up for the onslaught of the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts November and December of 2019 will see an increase of 3.8 to 4.2 percent in retail sales. Altogether, the NRF estimates US consumers will spend between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion this season.

WOTC Questions: Do employers benefit from hiring veterans? (Read @ CMS WOTC Blog)
At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website’s chat box: CMS Says: Yes, there are benefits to hiring veterans.

Baby Boomers Becoming The Fastest Growing Workforce (Read @ Glassdoor)
Move over, Gen Z and Millennials. The Baby Boomer generation, those born between 1944 and 1964, are the fastest-growing segment of the labor force in the U.S. and they are catching the eye of recruiters in every industry.

AI Hiring Could Mean Robot Discrimination Will Head to Courts (Read @ Bloomberg Law)
As companies turn to artificial intelligence for help making hiring and promotion decisions, contract negotiations between employers and vendors selling algorithms are being dominated by an untested legal question: Who’s liable when a robot discriminates?

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