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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

April Jobs Report Shows Record Unemployment from Coronavirus (Read @ BLS)
employment fell by 20.5 million in April, and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Can I customize the iConnect email to applicants and new hires? (Read @ iRecruit)
All of iRecruit’s outgoing messages can be customized, including the message to incoming new hires: This message is generated automatically when you change an individual’s status to “Hired,” or whichever status you would like to use. You can customize the message with images, merge tags such as Name, Address, Job Title etc.

7 tips to get through a coronavirus furlough (Read @ Bankrate)
It doesn’t matter the industry or the occupation, a furlough can happen to just about anyone. That’s why it’s important for those dealing with the financial difficulties of a recent coronavirus-driven furlough to know there are a number of ways to try and stay afloat when you’re not receiving your normal pay.

My New Hires Keep Dropping Out Before Their Start Dates (Read @ Inc.)
How can an employer ensure people show up on their first day?

Prepare for these pandemic job interview questions (Read @ LinkedIn)
Any conversation that you have with another person for the foreseeable future will at least touch on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Job interviews are no different. Recruiters and hiring managers may even ask questions related to the global health crisis.

Job Interviews Are Broken. There’s a Way to Fix Them (Read @ NY Times)
Within the first few minutes of the interview, I knew the candidate was a bad fit for a sales position. His résumé had tipped me off: He was a math major and built robots in his spare time.

EEOC Issues Formal Opinion on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released its first official opinion letter dated April 29, 2020, on the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Form 8850. The letter confirms that employers can legally utilize the Work Opportunity Tax Credit without violating federal anti-discrimination laws.

Niche vs General Job Sites: Is There a Rivalry? (Read @ ERE)
Despite rumors of their demise for the past decade, niche recruitment sites are far from dead. But do they threaten giants such as Indeed, Glassdoor, or Monster? Or can everyone live together harmoniously?

Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent (Read @ HBR)
While the Covid-19 pandemic reshapes companies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create. Chief among these is a chance to hire talented people at a time when they might have trouble finding or keeping jobs elsewhere.

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