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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Finding (and Keeping) Top Talent in Uncertain Times (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Global pandemic. Recession. Racial and political unrest. Major hurricanes and wildfires. Murder hornets and locust swarms. No doubt about it: 2020 was an annus horribilis.

is it a red flag when a job is posted for a long time? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
Is a job being posted for a long time a red flag about the business hiring? There is an organization I would like to work for and they’ve had a position they have been trying to fill for over a year.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for HR Professionals (Read @ Verified First)
A new year is here (thank goodness!), which means it’s time for some New Year’s resolutions.

2021 may signal a new recruiting era (Read @ HR Dive)
The calendar may have flipped to 2021, the pace of change is expected to remain about the same. For those in recruiting, it means another year of adjusting to a constantly-evolving environment.

How to show candidates you’re committed to diversity and inclusion in hiring (Read @ Monster)
86% of candidates globally say diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is important to them, so that’s definitely one motivating factor. But the big question is this: How can you show candidates that you’re truly committed to DEI?

Imagine a Hiring Process Without Resumes (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Typical hiring practices that require resumes, background checks, drug tests, and degrees often exclude many low-skill, entry-level individuals, including the formerly incarcerated, the homeless, and those in recovery.

Benefits of Hiring Veterans (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employers that have remained open during the pandemic find themselves in a bit of an odd situation: Unemployment is high, but hiring is still tough.

The Lies We Tell During Job Interviews (Read @ WSJ – Paywall)
Is a job interview really an exercise in deception? Career coaches and researchers who study falsehoods say yes.


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