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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday – you made it through another (strange) week! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

How Election Day results could impact HR and the business world (Read @ HR Dive)
While the presidential outcome is not yet decided, many states voted on ballot initiatives relating to employment and the makeup of policy-making bodies around the country.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Skills Gap and Employers Aren’t Helping (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
A new IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals less than 4 in 10 HR executives surveyed report they have the skills needed to achieve their enterprise strategy.

WOTC Questions: Hiring Veterans (Read @ WOTC Blog)
I am a recruiter for a national retailer and want to start a veteran hiring campaign. Any ideas of where to post openings to attract veterans?

What Would Your Hiring Managers Say if Candidates Asked Them About Diversity? (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
To get diversity into our recruiting culture, we need our hiring managers (HMs) to be able to articulate the why for diversity, and then talk specifically about the actions we’re taking as a company to improve diversity and inclusion.

Hiring Faster: How You Can Speed Up Time to Hire (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In a job market with high unemployment, employers may find themselves with hiring needs but few available applicants who meet their requirements. What often ends up happening is employers have too many applicants but not enough who are qualified.

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

4 Things You Can Do to Get Candidates to Open Your Emails! (Read @ SHRM)
CB Insights did some testing with their own email newsletter that went out to 175K+. A very big sample and the reality is they have the exact same goal as we all do, Get Candidates to Open Our Email!

Minimum Wage vs Living Wage vs Essential Wage (Read @ ERE)
My first job at 16 years old was a courtesy clerk at Kroger. I worked part-time during the week and usually a full eight hours on the weekend. I used my paycheck to buy tennis shoes and clothes from Express.

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