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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:

New Survey: Nearly 3 In 4 Employees Are Eager To Return To The Office Following COVID-19 (Read @ Glassdoor)
It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has altered the way we work and interact with each other in and outside of the workplace. Many organizations have shifted to remote work for safety reasons.

Am I Asking Too Much of Job Applicants? (Read @ Inc.)
Is it unreasonable to expect applicants to submit a résumé, cover letter, and application for a part-time job, even if all three are asked for in the job posting?

a rejected candidate keeps demanding to know why we didn’t hire him (Read @ Ask a Manager)
We received over 50 applications, narrowed it down to 13 phone interviews, then seven in-person interviews, and finally made a very satisfying hiring decision.

The Recovery Is Coming: May 2020 Recruiter Index® Report Finds Significant Upticks in Hiring Activity (Read/Watch @ Recruiter.com)
Our latest poll, conducted in May 2020, brings a lot of good news: Recruiters are working on more jobs now than they were a month ago, and they’re highly optimistic about what will happen over the next three months.

Advantages of the Non-Traditional Hire (Read @ SHRM Blog)
These are the hires that some would call non-traditional: mavericks, disruptors and change agents. They are less compliant and more free-spirited than typical colleagues and offer employers great opportunities alongside certain risks.

The unluckiest generation in U.S. history (Read @ Washington Post)
After accounting for the present crisis, the average millennial has experienced slower economic growth since entering the workforce than any other generation in U.S. history.

How to Properly Reject Job Candidates (Read @ Inc.)
Every business owner has to reject job candidates, and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.

iRecruit Adds Increased Work Opportunity Tax Credit Integration
The new streamlined integration allows customers to increase their WOTC particiption, quickly identify potentially qualified candidates through reporting and dashboard widgets, as well as the applicant profile page. The integration also allows for reporting of new hires, which speeds up the reporting process to state workforce agenices.

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.

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