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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:

In Viral Post, Out-of-Work Recruiter Asks for One Thing (Read @ LinkedIn)
Recruiter Sophie Symonds has clearly touched a nerve. She wrote a post about losing her job to COVID-19 that has resonated with readers around the world. So far, nearly 8,000 people have commented on it and over 182K people have reacted to it.

Cost Management Services Expands Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Screening Program
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, known as “WOTC,” is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

If You Have 80 Internship Candidates and Not One Is Good Enough, You’re the Problem (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
When I was an undergraduate political science student at Brigham Young University, a new professor just transferred in from Princeton. We asked him what the difference was between BYU students and Princeton students. His answer?

Recruiting Strategist Says D&I Starts with the Job Ad (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The Black Lives Matter movement has swept the nation once again in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and this time, change will occur and it starts with your workplace.

Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates? (Read @ SHRM)
Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes in the workplace.

21 HR Jobs of the Future (Read @ HBR)
The Coronavirus has drastically reshaped the economy and the labor force. Since its rapid spread around the globe, we have experienced titanic shifts in how we work, where we work, and the technologies we use to stay connected.

This is the thing employees want most from their employers (Read @ Fast Company)
For the modern workforce, relationships, environment, and structure are no less important than the work itself. Increasingly, employees are more interested in a clear alignment and understanding of a company’s culture and values than they are in benefits like flexible working, training, access to tech, and even bigger paychecks.

“I Found a Hidden Bias in Our Hiring Process” (Read @ ERE)
I never thought that as a young leader in the startup world, I would lack adaptability. As someone who’s dealt with her fair share of challenges, I didn’t consider that my hiring and leadership practices could be unintentionally biased or inaccessible. And I definitely never thought I’d be the one getting schooled on new technologies.

Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire (Read @ Dr John Sullivan)
Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks.

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