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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:

Why Hiring During Covid Is Different Than in Previous Downturns (Read @ HBR)
In the past, the intensity of competition for talent followed the ups and downs of the economic cycle. It’s therefore unsurprising—given the Covid-19 downturn—to hear that a number of thought leaders are concluding that we are back to an employer’s market.

The Future of Recruiting: 6 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Transform Hiring (Read @ LinkedIn)
Recruiting today looks radically different than it did just a year ago. Accelerated by COVID-19 and the movement for racial justice, changes that were expected to take years are happening instead in months.

This One Factor is Reducing Your Diversity Hiring by 30% (Read @ SHRM)
Employers discriminate in hiring. It’s the main reason anti-discrimination statements show up on job postings. That and it’s the law for Public employers and Government contractors who are required to have these statements.

iRecruit TXT Texting Best Practices
iRecruit TXT is available now to all users who would enjoy the convenience of being able to start texting conversations with applicants through iRecruit.

How to show candidates you’re a COVID-19 safe workplace (Read @ Monster)
Businesses are starting to reopen and hiring is picking up as well. In fact, the economy added an unexpected 2.5 million jobs in May. But how do you show candidates that you’re a COVID-19 safe workplace?

Can’t Find Great People? If the last five people have failed in a job, it isn’t the people, it’s the job (Read @ Inc.)
In my conversations with CEOs, they often bring up how hard it can be to fill certain job openings–even in the wake of the pandemic where more people find themselves unemployed. That’s especially true when it comes to hiring for a critically important position, like a top salesperson or engineer.

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Ghosting: Hard lessons about recruiters & employers (Read @ Ask The Headhunter)
Two readers frustrated about ghosting by recruiters and employers learn how to apply two tests.

How to Turn Down Applicants Tactfully — and Truthfully (Read @ TLNT)
Turning down applicants with class pays off in your long-term recruiting efforts and reputation as a great place to work. Your boilerplate “thanks, but no thanks” emails and letters to job applicants may have worked well in seasons of high employment. But in the age of COVID-19 layoffs and furloughs, not so. Empathetic responses to those who’ve interviewed with your company dictate a different approach.

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