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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

Should We Ask Job Candidates Their Salary Expectations Ahead of Interviews? (Read @ Inc.)
When I receive a promising resume, I email the candidate, I ask, “What are your salary expectations?” If the person replies, “I am looking for salary between $X-Y” but the position pays lower than that, I advise the applicant that their expectations are higher than what the position pays and ask if they are still interested.

Career Builder’s CEO: Young people are ‘ghosting’ employers (Watch/Read @ Yahoo Finance)
Gen Z, currently aged 8 to 23 years old, are the youngest generation entering the workforce. And they’re already forcing employers to make changes to company culture, diversity, and inclusion.

3 reasons why companies make bad hires (Read @ Fast company)
I don’t think anybody can say, “I have mastered the art of hiring or firing people.” Because hiring and firing are not just an art or a science—they are a little bit of both.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Hourly Workers (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Despite the fact that hourly work is found in almost every state and industry, touching workers of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities, it often goes overlooked in conversations about recruiting.

5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons (Read @ LinkedIn)
While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting Hired” since my target audience was primarily hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiters. But I felt the “Getting Hired” part was important to add in order to give job seekers a chance to take control of the interview whenever they felt they weren’t being fairly assessed.

Customer Questions: What kind of training does iRecruit provide? (iRecruit Blog)
Thank you for asking about iRecruit’s training. Training is essential for any new user of a software product for successful adoption. iRecruit provides FREE ongoing trainging for all users.

I’ve Read 1000+ Cover Letters, and THIS is What Will Get You the Interview (Read @ SHRM)
The truth is, many large companies use software to scan resumes for keywords and then forward those candidates deemed qualified to the HR team. In this case, your stunning cover letter would not help you get to the first round.

Millions of US workers have ‘limited or no digital skills’ (Read @ HR Dive)
Glaring technology-related skill gaps across the U.S. workforce exist from entry-level workers to managers, according to Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, senior fellow at National Skills Coalition (NSC).

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