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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:

Give Job Applicants with Criminal Records a Fair Chance (Read @ HBR)
This new decade has forced us to confront some harrowing truths — namely, that Black people and people of color don’t have the same access to fundamental resources. Business leaders in particular have an opportunity right now to help address some of the cracks in America’s social system, while also building more equitable, diverse, and overall stronger workplaces. They can start by implementing a practice called fair chance hiring.

Bank CEO’s Remark Shows Leaders Still Believe the “Lack of Black Talent” (Read @ Glassdoor)
When the head of one of the nation’s largest banking corporations recently made a remark about Black employees, he did much more than trigger a controversy. He cast a spotlight on a pervasive myth that still holds back diversity at businesses nationwide, across numerous sectors.

Removing Barriers of Entry – Inclusive Job Postings will Attract Diverse Talent (Read @ SHRM)
Too often, I’ve heard job seekers talk about obstacles that prevent them from applying for jobs with a company they’re genuinely interested in because they don’t feel like that company’s job postings speak to them. Companies have a diversity problem – not just racial diversity but also for other minority groups including women, veterans, and people with disabilities.

The One Interview Question You Should Be Asking (Read @ Indeed)
Does your resume/CV show your entire work experience? Probably not. The general assumption is that no one wants to read your entire life story—and they certainly don’t want to hear it if it doesn’t apply to the role they’re trying to fill.

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What Does Diversity Mean to You? Insights from 400 U.S. Workers (Read @ The Manifest)
Most employees think their company is diverse, but even more say their company’s diversity has not improved in the past year, according to our survey of 400 full-time U.S. employees.

14 Simple Tips to Improve Your Recruiting Efforts Right Now (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Today’s Question: What’s one sweet and simple tip you’d give other recruiters to help improve their recruiting efforts right now?

When Background Screening Finds Criminal Records – Are You Making These Common Mistakes by Verified First (iRecruit Blog)
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nine out of ten employers conduct background screening on candidates when hiring. It’s clear employers want to make safe hiring decisions.


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