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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:

Stop Asking Job Candidates for Their Salary History (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
In response to nationwide protests, CEOs have committed to fighting discrimination and intolerance and have renewed pledges to increase diversity and fairness within their organizations. But how can they demonstrate that these are more than just empty promises? New research (by Bessen, Denk, and co-author Chen Meng) shows that CEOs can take one simple, immediate action to substantially reduce pay disparities for Black and women employees: Stop asking job applicants about prior pay.

How Much Money Americans Actually Make (Read @ New York Times)
It’s generally a taboo question. Yet the answer determines so much about our everyday lives and the opportunities available to ourselves and our children.

Why It’s Time to End the ‘Ideal Target Candidate Profile’ (Read @ LinkedIn)
When I was a young recruiter, during my intake meetings I learned to ask the Hiring Manager, “What’s your ideal target candidate profile?” I wanted them to describe their perfect candidate — beyond the laundry list of 37 must-have requirements on the job description, tell me about all of your preferences for target companies, target schools, and personality type. I believed the more clearly I could visualize the perfect candidate, the more quickly I could please my customer: the Hiring Manager.

Is Preboarding the New Onboarding? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
According to one expert, first impressions of your organization begin before a new hire comes on board, which means it’s time to rethink your onboarding process.

Recent grads fear pandemic job market won’t meet salary needs (Read @ HR Dive)
Job salary and purpose were the top two criteria recent college graduates used to characterize a “good” job, according to recent research.

3 Reasons Why Rescreening is Important to Your Organization (Read @ Verified First)
Rescreening annually is a great way to not only continue protecting your organization and its mission, but it also enables you to better protect the employees and volunteers you call family.

Messages that Work: The Science of Effective Candidate Outreach (read @ Lead with Indeed)
Your messaging and recruiting outreach can make the difference in whether a candidate considers your role or keeps looking. While you may know what makes someone a good fit, many recruiters struggle to express this in a way that resonates.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in iRecruit
Recorded on Facebook live. Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in iRecruit.


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