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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:

Delivering Jobs and Creating Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Read @ HR Bartender)
13% of U.S. workforces have disability inclusion initiatives, according to research from the Society for Human Resource Management. The research indicates more than half of managers haven’t participated in any type of disability inclusion training.

9 Interesting Interview Questions That Actually Reveal A Lot About Candidates (Read @ SHRM Blog)
Resumes and cover letters only give you a taste of whether a candidate is the right choice for your open position. The real insight truly comes from a great interview!

When Hiring the Perfect Candidate Isn’t an Option, Consider This Strategy (Read @ Inc.)
You have three candidates, and all have serious red flags, you have to hire one, what do you do?

Get to Know Job Candidates Better and Faster with LinkedIn’s New Video Intro (Read @ LinkedIn)
In today’s virtual environment where the majority of the interview process has moved online, streamlining the hiring process to help fill critical roles quickly is essential.

More companies are hiring a ‘director of remote work’ (Read @ Fast Company)
Remote work has become the norm thanks to COVID-19, and the pivot is accelerating the adoption of a fairly new job title for several companies, including Facebook: director of remote work.

Taco Bell hosts socially-distanced ‘hiring parties’ in ramp-up to holiday season (Read @ HR Dive)
This year’s version of the hiring party format contends with an environment that differs significantly from the one in which Taco Bell launched the concept.

Stop the Blame Game: How Hiring Managers and Recruiters Can Partner to Improve Diversity Efforts (Read @ LinkedIn)
In diversity recruiting, recruiters are accountable for the diversity within the candidate pool and hiring managers are accountable for the diversity among those hired into the company.

The Digital Nomads Did Not Prepare for This (Read @ NY Times)
For those who were unencumbered, with steady jobs that were doable from anywhere, it was a moment to grab destiny and bend employment to their favor.

Legal: The Dangers of Rejecting Candidates Based on Employment Gaps (Read @ ERE)
Gaps in employment happen for innumerable reasons. Yet their mere existence purports to be a red flag for many hiring managers. So before you make hiring decisions based on such gaps, it’s worth keeping in mind that there are at least three legal reasons that doing so could spell trouble.

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