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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:

Research: A Method for Overcoming Implicit Bias When Considering Job Candidates (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
One reason for continued lack of diversity is that even if similarly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds apply for job openings, recruiters, because of implicit biases, gravitate toward candidates with identities that fit a stereotype (e.g., men in the technology industry). Our research identified an economic, convenient, and effective intervention to nudge recruiters to select more diverse candidates: partitioning candidates into different categories.

Glassdoor and Indeed Partner to Help Employers Hire More Efficiently (Read @ Glassdoor)
We are excited to announce that starting today, Glassdoor – the worldwide leader in insights about jobs and companies – is partnering with our sister company, Indeed – the world’s #1 job site, to provide new offerings to help employers attract, recruit and hire quality talent more efficiently.

LinkedIn’s cut of nearly 1,000 jobs is a sign more pandemic pain is coming to white-collar workers (Read @ Washington Post)
LinkedIn added its name Tuesday to the list of employers announcing layoffs for white-collar jobs, as coronavirus losses continued to ripple beyond low-wage work to better-paying jobs in auto manufacturing, technology and consulting.

The Secret to Writing Effective Job Descriptions (Read @ Inc.)
When you’re hiring–especially for a new company where all the positions are new–writing job descriptions can be almost as much fun as a root canal. You sit down to write it, and your mind goes blank–just what does a finance manager do? You have no idea.

Create a Paperless Hiring Process for Employees and Contractors (iRecruit)
iConnect, iRecruit’s paperless onboarding module, allows your new hires to complete all their documents in a secure online portal. Whether your are hiring full-time, part-time, temps, contractors or even volunteer workers, you can create a process that works.

is it possible to apply for a job too quickly? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I see a lot of questions about when it could be too late to apply, but very little about it being too early. I’m curious about your thoughts on applications that come in the same day the job was posted, sometimes even within one to two hours.

Why Healthcare Recruiters Are the Unsung Heroes Who Deserve Cheers (Read @ LinkedIn)
For the last four years, Jacey Terrette, an advanced practice recruiter, has been placing nurse practitioners and physician assistants with hospitals in 25 states. Typically, she’s filling 8 to 10 reqs a week. But in early March, COVID-19 erupted in New York City, and Jacey and other team members were tackling 8 to 10 reqs every day. And her clients needed people in 48 hours, not 30, 60, or 90 days.

Are You Ready for the Hiring Bounce Back? (Read @ Verified First)
With over 26 million Americans filing for unemployment in the past five weeks, the tables have turned and the ‘war for talent’ is on pause. Quality candidates have been furloughed and laid-off across the nation, leaving them in search of new positions, new careers, and new opportunities. The result: a large pool of high-quality talent.

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