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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:

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.

Why many employees are hoping to work from home even after the pandemic is over (Read @ CNBC)
Like millions of Americans, Laura Hamill, has been forced to work from home since early March in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Though today’s forced remote culture has been an adjustment for many, the mom of two teenagers says she looks forward to the possibility of working from home more often even after the pandemic subsides.

Bringing Them Back: Questions for HR from Returning Workers (Read @ SHRM)
As employees begin to return to their workplaces after weeks under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, they will have questions. Be prepared by considering these six things employment attorneys and human resource experts say workers will want to know right from the start.

How Long Should You Wait to Reject Job Candidates? (Read @ Inc.)
I’m a firm believer in following up with every single applicant, interviewed or not. When would you say is ideal time to send out a rejection letter?

Ask the Indeed Economist: Which Job Sectors Have Fared Better During Coronavirus? (Read @ Indeed)
Last week, the U.S. received a shock when the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the monthly jobs report: Within a month, the unemployment rate had jumped by more than 10%, from 4.4% in March to 14.7% in April.

The Pandemic Has Exposed the Fallacy of the “Ideal Worker” (Read @ HBR)
With most of us working from home these days, Americans’ workday has increased by 40% – roughly 3 hours a day – the largest increase in the world. Yes, I fact-checked that.

Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says (Read @ NBC)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees Tuesday that many of them will be allowed to work from home in perpetuity, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to a company spokesperson.

EEOC Puts Off EEO-1 Surveys until 2021 (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it won’t require private-sector employers to submit EEO-1 data this year.


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