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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday, and Happy post-Thanksgiving day!! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:

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Older IT Workers Left Out Despite Tech Talent Shortage (Read @ WSJ)
The IT workforce in the U.S. skews young: Workers aged 22 to 44 account for 61% of the IT sector, but only 49% of the workforce across all occupations, according to 2019 data compiled by IT trade group CompTIA.

What’s The Difference Between a Recruiter and a Hiring Manager? (iRecruit Blog)
iRecruit, Applicant Tracking and Electronic Onboarding software offers multiple user roles, and we’re often asked “What’s The Difference Between a Recruiter and a Hiring Manager?” This actually depends on your user’s needs and the permissions you want them to have.

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.

How to Develop a Talent Pipeline for Your Digital Transformation (Read @ HBR)
Companies in every industry are digitalizing their operations, and many are struggling to find the talent they need to do it. But not all. In a global survey of 1,000 business leaders, we set out to discover what companies that are good at staffing their digitalization projects do differently.

The Importance of Going Beyond Form I-9 & E-Verify (Read @ Verified First)
The majority of us have filled out a Form I-9 before. To most, it’s just another form you skim through and sign without fully realizing exactly what you’re signing; the only thing on our minds is the mixture of excitement and anxiety of starting a new job. However, this form is viewed differently by HR, and they’ve got it right– Form I-9 is not just another form you sign.

Don’t Treat the Interview Like a Test (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Having children recently out of college, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in interviewing: New job seekers are preparing to “pass” interviews as if they were tests. I understand that knowing a lot about a potential employer can demonstrate your interest, but it has gotten to the point where preparation sometimes begins a year before an application is even sent in. Job seekers are memorizing the types of questions.

Talent May Be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities (Read @ Citylab)
In recent years, America has increasingly been defined by a winner-take-all geography, with coastal superstar cities like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., garnering a disproportionate share of high-tech startups, corporate headquarters, and innovation and talent.

4 Things to Consider If You Are Thinking About Hiring Gig Workers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
For employers struggling to recruit talent into their organizations, many are turning to alternative forms of employment to help fill the void. One such group is that of the contingent variety. If you’re looking to create a contingent workforce, keep reading.

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