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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Post Thanksgiving Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

ABC’s Respectful Treatment of ‘Jeopardy!’ Host and Cultural Icon Alex Trebek Offers Valuable Lessons for Employers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Over the last week, my husband and I have been grieving the loss of one of our most steadfast companions, someone with whom we spent hundreds of hours over the years but had never actually met. Sadly, Alex Trebek, the longtime host of “Jeopardy!,” passed away on November 8, 2020, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Although new episodes of “Jeopardy!” will continue to air through Christmas and a new “Jeopardy!” host will eventually be named, we will sorely miss Alex, who made us smarter and helped us unwind each day after work.

Should Remote Workers Who Relocate Be Paid Less? (Read @ SHRM)
As more organizations embrace a work-from-anywhere model, some employees are deciding to relocate from expensive cities like San Francisco and New York to more affordable parts of the country. Some employers are considering paying them less.

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10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers (Read @ LinkedIn)
“What is your greatest strength?” “Name a time you faced a challenge at work.” You’ve probably asked these generic questions more times than you’d like to admit. The problem isn’t just that they’re passé — it’s that candidates can see them coming a mile away and they’ve prepped predictable answers to your predictable questions.

The Case for Asking Sensitive Questions (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Research shows that people assume asking sensitive questions about salary, relationship status, or other personal topics is likely to make their conversation partner feel uncomfortable and worsen their relationship. But in fact, that’s often not the case.

4 Tips for Hiring During a Recession (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Under “normal” circumstances, the mere mention of an economic recession can be enough to send some employers into risk aversion mode. Add an unprecedented global health crisis, and it’s understandable why many employers might want to scale back or even freeze hiring altogether.

job applicants’ parents keep calling me (Read @ Ask a Manager/Inc.)
I work at a camp, with loads of seasonal employees. We just opened applications for staffing opportunities for teens. The problem is their parents, who regularly call for updates on their teens’ applications.

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.

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