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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Why Remote Work Sucks, According To Science (Read @ NPR)
Like a decent chunk of the American workforce, Planet Money is now working remotely. We’re making the best of it — we’re happy to have the work — but no one really loves it.

my employees don’t want to return to work because they’re making more from unemployment (Read @ Ask a Manager)
We laid off or furloughed staff, and we’ve been approved for a PPP loan. Here’s the problem — most of my furloughed employees are making more on unemployment than they did when they were at work (because of the $600/week supplement), and now don’t want to come back to work before their unemployment runs out.

Legal Column: 4 Reasons to Ask About Salary History — and Why They Are Wrong (Read @ ERE)
Over the past few years, an increasing number of states (17 to date) and localities have banned employers from asking candidates about their salary histories.

Make the Right Personnel Decisions Now to Thrive After the Crisis (Read @ HBR)
The challenge, therefore, is not just to get through this period but to survive it in such a way that you can reset in order to thrive. That depends on decisions you have to take now — and many of the right ones may not be the obvious ones.

How Recruiters Can Stay Resilient in a Crisis, According to LinkedIn’s Head of TA (Read/Watch @ LinkedIn)
Over the course of his career, Brendan Browne, LinkedIn’s head of recruiting, has faced multiple economic downturns, from the dot-com bust of the late 1990s to the aftermath of 9/11 and the financial crash of 2008. And the one thing that has helped him get through each of those periods as a recruiter is relationships — both with candidates and what he calls his “loose connections.”

Labor Market Spotlight: Job Postings in the Time of Coronavirus (Read @ Indeed)
It can be hard to digest the current state of the world and economy because things have changed so quickly. Just a little more than a month ago, life and work still felt normal — complete with commutes, dinners out and birthday parties.

Are You Ready for the Hiring Bounce Back? (Read @ Verified First)
We don’t normally take (or even consider) HR advice from Michael Scott, but when we do, it’s because the turntables have… well, turned. With over 26 million Americans filing for unemployment in the past five weeks, the tables have turned and the ‘war for talent’ is on pause.

How to Avert the Recruiting and Retention Crisis in Senior Care (Read @ Recruiter.com)
While many industries have faced worker shortages in recent times, senior care providers have found it especially difficult to attract and retain quality talent — and the COVID-19 crisis is only making the situation worse.

iRecruit Customers Can Now Differentiate Their “remote” and “work from home” Jobs on Indeed.com
iRecruit has added new settings to support differentiating “remote” and “work from home” jobs on Indeed.com. This new option will work for your organic (free) posts, and for sponsored (paid) posts to Indeed.com.

Understanding the Importance of Employment Branding During Uncertain Times (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employment branding, aka employer branding, refers to influencing how your organization is perceived as an employer. Employers put a lot of effort into ensuring their organization is well positioned and has a good reputation.


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