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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Experience Doesn’t Predict New-Hire Success: Avoid This Most Expensive Hiring Error (Read @ Dr. John Sullivan)
Hiring with a focus on experience is, of course, a well-established tradition in recruiting. In fact, a Harvard Business Review study found that 82% of sampled job ads either required or stated a strong preference for experience. Unfortunately, their analysis does not support the assumption that “applicants with more experience will be better or longer-tenured employees than those with less.”

(Interviews) Even If They Don’t Ask… (Read @ Humetrics)
Before you interview your next candidate, ask yourself the questions below and think about how you would answer. Even though no applicant may actually ask you these questions, these are the ones they really want the answers to. So, when a promising applicant doesn’t ask, tell them these are questions you often get and give them your answers. It’s a great way to sell them on the job and the company.

American Factories Demand White-Collar Education for Blue-Collar Work (Read @ WSJ)
College-educated workers are taking over the American factory floor. New manufacturing jobs that require more advanced skills are driving up the education level of factory workers who in past generations could get by without higher education, an analysis of federal data by The Wall Street Journal found.

Inappropriate interview questions are a deal breaker, job seekers say (Read @ HR Dive)
Inappropriate interview question are job seekers’ top deal breaker, according to more than half of respondents to a Harris Poll survey conducted for the American Staffing Association (ASA) Workforce Monitor.

Drug Tests: Four Questions To Ask Before Dropping Your Program (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
In the tightest labor market in 17 years, employers are desperate to expand their talent pool. With a worker shortage, some companies have stopped employment drug tests. It’s a tempting way to get more workers in the door.

Would You Hire People With No Résumés, Interviews, or Background Checks? (Read/Listen @ ERE)
“When people say they want to work, we say yes. We give them an opportunity with no questions asked, no résumés, no interviews, no background checks. We replace scrutiny with trust.” That’s the philosophy of Greyston Bakery. The company is best-known for its practice of open hiring, an approach that embraces an individual’s potential by providing employment opportunities regardless of background or work history.

4 Ways to Improve Employee Onboarding (Read @ Indeed)
All too often, this is the onboarding process new employees face: It starts with an awkward walk around the office, where they’re put on display and overwhelmed in the process. If they’re lucky, there’s a desk ready for them at the end of it, and if they’re really lucky, a computer. Then the new hire is left on their own to complete all of the required paperwork and training — and to hope someone remembers to check on them before lunch.

How the Top Talent Acquisition Trends of 2019 Will Shape the Future of Recruiting (Read @ Recruiter.com)
The talent acquisition (TA) realm has seen significant changes over the past year. In the face of new technologies and the constantly evolving demands of employees, the TA industry has had to be innovative to stay abreast of the latest trends.

The Rise of the Four-Day Workweek (Read @ SHRM)
The idea comes up often—and then passes. Now, a big corporate name has stepped into the fray and tested a four-day workweek, with results that could create some serious momentum toward a game-changing movement.

A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Diverse Talent (Read @ HBR)
Within 25 years, people of color are projected to be a majority in the United States. As this key demographic rapidly expands, businesses of all sizes across America are realizing the need to hire diverse talent in order to develop products, services, and experiences for a changing population.

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