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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads – Long Weekend Edition

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

Customer Questions: Can my new hires sign their job description on iConnect?
When you create new hire documents in iConnect, you can add a formal job description that can be acknowledged and signed off on by the new hire.

We went live on Facebook yesterday with Ten things you didn’t know you could do in iRecruit.

How to Handle a Pushy Job Candidate (Read @ Inc.)
I am in the process of scheduling interviews for a new opening. I called a batch of candidates and left messages. I was then in a meeting, and when I returned I had four phone calls from one candidate, who apparently was quite nervous when I didn’t pick up and immediately respond to the voice mail she left with her first call.

The Single Biggest Step to Pay Equity? Stop Asking About Salary History (Read @ LinkedIn)
Pay equity is hard to achieve. It took Starbucks 10 years of concerted effort to reach pay equity for employees of all genders and races in their U.S. operations. But new research shows that banning questions about salary history can help companies move more quickly and sure-footedly toward pay equity.

A BP Recruiter Talks Hiring Veterans in the Energy Sector (Read @ ERE)
From 2000 to 2005, I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, which included a combat tour in Iraq. Since then, I have worked in various capacities in HR and talent acquisition, including recruiting talent globally for experienced-hire roles, as well as early-career roles, for BP for the past seven years.

Employer Branding Strategies for the COVID Era (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The employer brand is an essential component of your recruiting and talent acquisition process. A company’s brand helps define the type of culture that’s in place and showcases what it’s like to work there. A strong brand is vital for attracting top talent, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, is branding as important as it was pre-COVID-19?

How to Foster Diversity and Inclusion in Remote Work (Read @ Verified First)
From faster problem-solving to greater creativity, there are so many benefits to embracing and fostering diversity and inclusion initiatives in your workplaces. The stats below are just a glimpse.

Recruiter Index®: Majority of Recruiters Predict Hiring Activity Will Increase in the Next 30 Days (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Since April, Recruiter.com has been tracking recruiter sentiment and hiring activity through the Recruiter Index®, an ongoing survey of recruiters and hiring professionals on the front lines of the job market today.

What to Do If Your Managers Are Asking Recruiters to Discriminate (Read @ Inc.)
Adam Karpiak recruits for a living. He’s also an influencer in the HR world. He recently asked recruiters on LinkedIn if they’ve ever received racist requests from clients–both overtly and covertly. They responded, and it’s not a pretty picture. Karpiak shared examples on Twitter.

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