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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:

Make Sure Your Diversity and Inclusion Push Includes Age (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
According to the US government, I’m officially old. This is important not only for legal reasons, but because I’m likely to be a target of people who loudly proclaim equality for all. Yes, it turns out that the equality movement focuses on women and minorities, but turn against older people.

Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Working Women and How Employers Can Help (Read @ LEAD with Indeed)
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted working women in the U.S. Nearly three million women have left the labor force since the pandemic started, and many more have reduced their hours to navigate current challenges.

Workers split on coronavirus vaccine mandates, incentives, survey shows (Read @ HR Dive)
A little more than half (52%) of employees responding to a recent survey said employers should require workers to receive a coronavirus vaccine; slightly more (57%) of the 1,006 respondents said they were in favor of incentives, according to the Feb. 23 results from Eagle Hill Consulting.

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The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate (Read @ New York Times)
Projecting how many people will work in hundreds of detailed occupations in 2029 is a bold exercise — even without the uncertainty of the pandemic.

employer rejected me, then sent a list of everything I did wrong (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’m a younger person who is job searching for something full-time for the first time. Haven’t been having a lot of luck of course due to the state of the world, but I recently got an interview where I made it all the way to the final round and was rejected.

The 5 Interview Questions You Need to Ask Every Candidate in 2021 (Read @ Recruiter.com)
According to a recent Upwork report, 41.8 percent of American workers are working fully remotely, and an estimated 26.7 percent will continue working from home through the end of 2021. The report also predicts the number of remote workers in the US workforce will nearly double by 2025, from 19.4 million to 36.2 million.

Should You Rehire an Employee Who Left Your Company? (Read @ HBR)
These days, it’s common for people to work for many employers over the course of their careers. When an employee who previously left your company tries to come back, how do you determine whether or not you should rehire them? Research shows rehiring these “boomerang” employees.

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