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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:

Employers Used Facebook to Keep Women and Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads. The Federal Government Thinks That’s Illegal (Read @ ProPublica)
In a first, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that companies violated civil rights law through their use of Facebook’s targeting advertising.

Benefits of Using iRecruit TXT Slideshow
iRecruit TXT is iRecruit’s newest feature, now available to all customers. Text candidates efficiently using built-in templates, creating a record of the conversation. This month we’re taking a look at some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you use iRecruit TXT.

It’s Never Been More Important to Hire People with People Skills (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Everyone needs people skills. We all accept that (even though there are plenty of jobs that require minimal contact with other humans), but what does it mean? And what skills do we need in today’s climate? Technical skills, of course, vary across jobs and industries, but people skills are transferable. And workplaces talk about them a lot, but can they define them? Here are a few descriptions that can help companies get a better feel for what people skills look and sound like:

Bud Light Launches a Hilarious Job Ad to Hire a Chief Meme Officer – Here’s What We Can Learn From It (Read @ LinkedIn)
“We at Bud Light have created the perfect hard seltzer… But we know a hard seltzer is only as good as its memes and, unfortunately, our memes our trash. We need someone who can change that for us.”

Webinar: Diversity Hiring with SourceCast
Diversity and inclusion has never been more important than it is right now. To aide customers with their DE&I outreach, iRecruit partnered with SourceCast.

How Hiring People With Disabilities Will Make Your Business Stronger (Read @ Entrepreneur)
Hiring qualified employees can be a struggle, especially in a tight labor market. Rather than leaving positions unfilled, more business owners have expanded their potential hire pool to include people with disabilities.

Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates? (Read @ SHRM Blog)
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.

What’s Important to Jobseekers in the New Normal? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Remember the “good ole days” of the candidate-driven market, where jobseekers made all the choices in who they worked for and it was up to employers to offer the best perks and benefits to lure these candidates in? It’s hard to imagine that this was only a few months ago and we’re now living in the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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