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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday – you made it through another week dominated by COVID-19 news! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

Hiring and Onboarding During the Coronavirus Crisis (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Over the past month the coronavirus national emergency has impacted our lives in a way that we have never seen before.

CARES Act Provides Support to Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H.R. 748 contains a plethora of tax measures as part of a $2 trillion aid package designed to help the economy as it suffers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Campus Recruiting When No One Is on Campus (Read @ ERE)
We’ve officially entered a new normal when it comes to campus recruiting. With fewer opportunities to go on campus, interview candidates in person, and provide tours of offices, many employers are scrambling to find new and effective ways to connect virtually with candidates while maintaining a personal touch.

Searches for Remote Work Surge on Indeed: Analyzing the Trend (Read @ Indeed)
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, 29% of employees had the option to work from home. But in an ever-growing number of cities and states, quarantine restrictions mean that only “essential workers,” such as health care personnel and grocery store employees, can leave their homes to perform their jobs.

Responding to COVID-19: Tips on Hiring Remotely (Read @ Verified First)
Instead of postponing job interviews and hitting ‘pause’ on your hiring process, consider hiring remotely. To help you prepare your hiring process for remote hiring, here are our three tips to get you going.

7 Skills That Will Help Recruiters Adapt to a Changing Business Landscape (Read @ LinkedIn)
LinkedIn’s Future of Recruiting Report predicted that the top priority for recruiters over the next five years would be keeping up with rapidly changing hiring needs. But none of us could have forecast just how fast those changes would hit.

Write a Job Description That Attracts the Right Candidate (Read @ HBR)
When it’s time to recruit, hire, and onboard, the most common approaches are routine and rote, prone to misjudgment and error. The process is costly and, in the end, unfruitful.

Recruiting During High Unemployment (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In the span of what feels like 2 seconds, we’ve gone from talking about how to recruit when unemployment is at a low not seen in decades to dealing with the possibility of mass layoffs.

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