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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:

The Inspiring Backstory of a Young Woman Whose Happy Dance Went Viral After Accepting Job Offer (Read @ People)
Kallayah Jones recently went viral when her celebratory dance after acing a recent job interview was caught on security cameras where she would later be hired.

Enough Already: Multiple Demands Causing Women To Abandon Workforce (Read/Listen @ NPR)
Here’s a stunning stat: Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate as men.

Add Video to iConnect Onboarding
A recent blog post from SHRM shares 10 Virtual Onboarding Tips For Remote Employees. With so many people now working from home, and being hired for work at home positions, onboarding procedures have had to adjust to this new normal.

Glassdoor Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Products (Read @ Glassdoor)
Now more than ever, companies are doubling down with their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programming efforts within their organizations as they recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion amongst underrepresented groups.

how can I stay organized when I’m working from home? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
In the office, I used a lot of physical space to stay organized: white board wall, sticky notes, task lists, and I kept a lot of it in my head. Now that we’re at home I don’t have access to the same tools for physical lists around me.

Why It Matters if LinkedIn Switches Your Location on Your Profile (Read @ Inc.)
Employment attorney Jeff Nowak works in Chicago–or, at least he did until the coronavirus hit. Now he works out of his suburban home. While his LinkedIn profile still says Chicago–since that’s where his office is located–LinkedIn recently asked him to change his location to the site of his suburban home office.

New LinkedIn Data Shows That Job Seeker Interest Is Shifting to Small Businesses (Read @ LinkedIn)
Small business owners have discovered that many job seekers are increasingly turning to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as employers of choice — making this an excellent time for plucky SMBs to hire blue-chip talent. LinkedIn data shows that while SMBs have seen their share of all jobs posted drop by 22% since March, their share of all job applications has, in the same time frame, risen 25%.

The latest job search and hiring trends (Read @ Monster)
Since COVID-19 started to impact the way we work, we’ve been looking at coronavirus hiring trends by conducting weekly polls, gathering Monster hiring data, and asking our community of candidates and employers how they’re responding to the shifts around work. Here’s a look at the most recent Monster insights.

Tips to Improving Volunteer Retention (Read @ Verified First)
Finding great volunteers is hard enough but retaining them can be even more difficult— especially in the midst of COVID. And with the holidays approaching, it’s essential to retaining your volunteers. Unfortunately, whether you’re a for-profit or nonprofit organization, turnover isn’t a new problem.

What to Expect for Holiday Hiring in 2020 (Read @ Indeed)
The holidays often seem to sneak up on consumers. In fact, a 2017 survey found that over half of shoppers planned to buy gifts within two days of Christmas. Retailers, on the other hand, think about the holiday season year-round. Employers usually start their holiday hiring as early as September to deal with surges, as 21% of retail sales come during this time.


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