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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:

Labor Market Roundup: Retail Hiring, Unemployment Numbers and More (Read @ Indeed)
As news related to the coronavirus changes rapidly, we’re bringing you a roundup of some of the research coming out of Indeed’s Hiring Lab — the team of economists and researchers at Indeed reporting on the global labor market.

The Critical Question Every Candidate Wants to Answer: Do I Have What It Takes? (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Most employers leverage external motivations to attract job candidates. They communicate their company’s purpose, and they tout the many benefits and opportunities an employee can expect to encounter at the company.

Recruiting In a Pandemic: A Conversation With Robin Schooling (Read/Watch @ ERE)
What’s it like to be a recruiter during a pandemic? Up until recently, no one really knew the answer. Even today, the answer changes by day, by company, industry, by location. The truth is, we’re all trying to figure it out as we go.

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.

How to Keep Your Team Motivated, Remotely (Read @ HBR)
Many leaders have crossed the first hurdles of moving their teams remote: ensuring colleagues have set up their tech tools, defined their processes, and permanently logged into their video conference accounts.

Is Hourly Recruiting More Difficult Than IT Recruiting? (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
Let’s say you were an alien. You came to earth in your spaceship, the first person you met was me, and decided you want to be a recruiter just like me! So, I told you to go to some recruiting conferences and check out the profession and we would talk once you returned.

5 questions to ask before you rehire a former employee (Read @ Fast Company)
In a recent ZenBusiness study, 57% of employers said they would rather rehire a former employee than an equally qualified new applicant and more than three-quarters (76%) of those who have done so were glad they did.

The Future Is Here, and It’s Remote: Why Companies Can’t Afford Not to Go Virtual (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Good news, office workers of the world: Your office may be about to close! Yes, that really is a great thing, because it gives you more power. Wouldn't you rather skip your commute, work when you’re freshest, and get the job done in a way that best uses your skills? Your boss may soon ask you to do just that. Why? Because the virtual office trend is building.

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