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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:

Benefits of Using iRecruit TXT: Faster time-to-fill jobs
iRecruit TXT is iRecruit’s newest feature, now available to all customers. Text candidates efficiently using built-in templates, creating a record of the conversation. This month we’re taking a look at some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you use iRecruit TXT.

When to Take a Chance on an Imperfect Job Candidate (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Sometimes a job description and request for applications yields less-than-ideal candidates. How do you evaluate someone you know isn’t exactly right for the position? How do you know which qualities are workable and which should be nonstarters? At what point should you take a leap of faith?

Beware Candidates Who Say “Always” And “Never” in Interviews (Read @ ERE)
A study titled “Why New Hires Fail” recently discovered that 89% of hiring failures result from poor (or mismatched) attitudes — not a lack of technical skills. Across more than 20,000 new hires, mishires were most likely to result from a lack of coachability, emotional intelligence, motivation, or temperament. Only 11% stemmed from a lack of technical skills.

10 Key Interview Questions When Hiring for Remote Positions (Read @ LinkedIn)
Of all the things that have changed over this last year, you can add to the list: interview questions. In the past, recruiters asked candidates about their skills, work ethic, and ability to get along with others at the office. But now that so many roles have switched to 100% remote, you need to revise your interview questions too.

Responding to Negative Glassdoor Reviews (Read @ Glassdoor)
Negative Glassdoor reviews can be initially biting – we get it. But effectively responding to company reviews, both positive and negative, is part of any solid employee engagement and employer branding strategy. In fact, 62% of job seekers say their perception of a company improves after seeing an employer respond to a review, according to a Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey.

Internal Talent Mobility: Think Projects, Not Jobs! (Read @ SHRM)
As the curtain falls on the infamous year 2020, recruiters face an increasingly challenging climate. Close to 60% of companies have hiring freezes in place and many have downsized during the pandemic.

Gen Z, millennials say pandemic changed their career hopes (Read @ HR Dive)
The majority of young U.S. and U.K. workers surveyed by public relations firm Liberty Communications and market research company Opinium said the pandemic has changed what they want out of their careers, even as many have encountered difficulties landing jobs in the past year.

How Your Small Business Can Hire Top-Tier Freelance Talent (Read @ Recruiter.com)
The use of contract, freelance, and otherwise flexible labor — as opposed to full-time employees — has been on the rise for years. Partly, it’s a matter of agility: Business moves fast these days, and working with contingent talent allows an employer to scale up or down as needed at a moment’s notice. Cost savings are another key factor: Contingent workers don’t command salaries and benefits.

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