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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:

Why hiring people with criminal records encourages true diversity (Read @ Fast Company)
As many as one in three adults in America has a criminal record, which means a significant swath of the population can find themselves repeatedly passed over for jobs as a result of a charge that may have happened decades ago.

The Talent War: Walmart And Amazon Compete For A Better Workplace (Read @ Forbes)
With unemployment at record lows, the retail industry is facing a talent shortage. And the persistent perception that retail is a “lousy job” based on the physicality of moving and standing for long periods, unpredictable hours, often lower pay, and lately, worker safety (both behind the scenes as well as front of the house) is pitting Walmart against Amazon once again, this time in the race for talent.

Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try (Read/Listen @ NPR)
Companies around the world are embracing what might seem like a radical idea: a four-day workweek.

Customer Questions: Can I do Offer & Rejection Letters in iRecruit? (Read @ iRecruit blog)
iRecruit is extremely flexible when it comes to creating correspondence to use with candidates. There’s no limit to how many email notices you can create. Your iRecruit also has several example email templates that you can use in the help file.

What to Do When Candidates Don’t Respond to Interview Invitations (Read @ Inc.)
When I’m hiring, I email the applicants I’m interested in with an invitation to set up a phone interview. That usually works fine, but some applicants simply never respond to the request.

You Don’t Need a Job Candidate’s Social Security Number at the Application Stage (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
You need your employes’ social security numbers. Employers are one of the few organizations that really need social security numbers, as you have to pay employees, withhold taxes, and pay taxes. It’s important that you have it. But, it’s not important that you have the social security number of job applicants.

Getting Your Talent Acquisition Team to Hire Ethically (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Tina lied about her college degree, Bob lied about his work experience, and yet your hiring manager still gave them an offer anyway. Where do you draw the line on lying during the hiring process?

5 Ways to Be a More Innovative Recruiter, According to Talent Leader Jennifer McClure (Read @ LinkedIn)
When CEOs around the world are polled about the biggest challenges facing their business, personnel issues top the list — whether that means finding the right people, training them, or retaining them.


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