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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Older Workers Have a Big Secret: Their Age (Read @ WSJ)
Peppy Dubno worked for 23 years for a large financial-services company in New York. And during that time, she didn’t tell anybody her age.

3 Factors Strongly Linked to Better Employee Retention, According to 32 Million LinkedIn Profiles (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
We looked at 32 million LinkedIn profiles to produce our own “retention curve.” Our data suggests there’s a 76% chance of an employee still being at a company after 12 months there. After two years, there’s a 59% likelihood, and after three years, a 48% chance.

Welcome New Employees with iConnect (iRecruit blog)
There are several ways for you to use iConnect to provide a welcoming experience to both applicants and new hires. To begin with, you can include lots of welcoming and useful content in the applicant portal. Things like about your company, how to follow on social media, the benefits of working for you, interview tips, directions to your location(s), video.

#OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme? (Read/Listen @ NPR)
Sophie Vershbow has seen her share of “OK, boomer” memes in recent weeks. The phrase that’s suddenly everywhere is meant to convey a fundamental disconnect between younger generations and baby boomers who cling to outdated, off-base ideas.

How to Create an Effective “Day in the Life” for Candidates (Read @ Indeed)
The funny thing about recruiting and hiring is that no one really knows what to expect until that first day on the job. Sure, we might speculate, read some reviews, talk to those familiar with the organization and do our homework. But no matter how much preparation we put in, we’re bound to end up surprised — that goes for the employer as much as their new employee.

A Good Interview or a Good Candidate? How to Tell Who’s a Fit and Who’s Just Confident (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Up until her retirement this past August, Diana Natalicio was the president of the University of Texas at El Paso. She held the post for more than 30 years. At the time she stepped down, Natalicio was the longest-serving president still sitting of a major public research university.

Five Recruiting Trends for the New Decade (Read @ SHRM)
Traditional job interviews leave something to be desired. Relying on hiring managers to handle them without injecting some level of personal bias is fraught with risk, and the fact that many busy managers would rather not spend time interviewing candidates in the first place only compounds the problem.

The Skills That Will Matter More for Recruiters in the Future — and How to Develop Them (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
In a new report from LinkedIn, The Future of Recruiting, we surveyed nearly 3,000 global talent professionals about the recruiting skills that would become more important by 2025. Three key skill sets emerged: Engaging passive candidates, analyzing talent data to drive decisions, and advising business leaders and hiring managers.

Can a company require new employees not to bash it on Glassdoor? Is that legal? (Read @ The Employer Handbook)
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel released this Advice Memorandum. It involves a Missouri law firm that required all newly-hired support staff and attorneys to sign an employment agreement containing the following non-disparagement provision:

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