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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:

Job openings for new grads collapsed amid pandemic, Glassdoor data shows (Read @ Yahoo)
Justine Chavez, 23, is not looking forward to graduation — because that means trying to find a job with a bachelor’s degree and no experience amid a pandemic and resulting recession.

Reducing Turnover by Hiring STARS
Do you have a list of the top ten reasons STAR employees would want to work for you? Just one of the questions hourly worker hiring and retention expert Mel Kleiman addresses in this extract from a recent webinar that we did with HR.com.

What’s the Over-Under on That Candidate’s Qualifications? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In the recruiting world, it’s not gambling-related, but do you often find yourself playing the “over-under” game? This game isn’t “official” but is rather a thought process: You go through a pile of applicants and reject over- or underqualified candidates because they aren’t a great fit for the role.

How to Stop Bad Employee Reviews From Cooling Off Your Candidates (Read @ Recruiter.com)
In early February, The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a motion to block a subpoena for the identity of 10 individual Glassdoor posters, who were accused by their former employer, Kraken, of violating a non-disparagement agreement by posting reviews on the site.

5 Strategies for Effective Diversity Recruitment (Read @ LinkedIn)
America has a hiring problem. National unemployment has ascended to levels not seen since the Great Depression and anti-Black racism has once again forced itself to the forefront of national conversation.

Fix Your Recruiting Messages to Attract Diverse Candidates (Read @ Inc.)
The business case for diversity is well-documented. Having diverse teams from the board room to the factory floor has positive impacts on everything from product development to management style and revenue.

Write a Book? Sure, Work From Home. Care for a Child? Nope. (Read @ NY Times)
Companies that may have once been resistant to letting employees off the in-person leash are finding that yes, work can still get done outside the confines of an office building.

Struggling to Kick Off Diversity & Inclusion Efforts? Start With This Checklist (Read @ Glassdoor)
In a country that is more diverse than ever before – and will only become more so over time – it’s no surprise that companies are placing an increased importance on diversity and inclusion efforts.

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