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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:

Employers Prepare for the Future: Hiring Expected to Pick Up for Q2 2021 (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey reveals that hiring outlooks continue to improve for the second quarter of 2021, according to more than 7,500 U.S employers.

5 Key Tips for Attracting and Retaining Talent During a Pandemic #COVID19 (Read @ SHRM)
Your budget may have taken a hit, you may have had to change course, but you can—and should—still hire top talent. The business world is still finding its footing as the pandemic continues to impact everyone’s lives. If you’re a leader who has had to cut budgets, scale back, and shift course you know, first hand, how fast everything keeps changing. What hasn’t changed is that you still need to hire and retain top talent to make your business a success.

How To Make Job Interviews Less Horrible (Read @NPR)
We’ve all been there. The awkward small talk. The fluorescent lights illuminating the sweat on your brow. The feeling like you’re a used-car salesman — but the used car is yourself. Job interviews are the worst. And according to a new book, they’re often pretty much useless for selecting the best candidate for a position.

5 reasons job seekers abandon the hiring process (Read @ CareerBuilder)
When candidates drop out of the hiring process with no explanation whatsoever, it can leave you feeling frustrated and confused. You invested time in their resume and interviews, and now it feels like you’re starting from scratch. Here’s why this might be happening to you, plus five tips for preventing candidates from dropping out of the hiring process moving forward.

Here’s What Your Turnover and Retention Rates Should Look Like (Read @ Glassdoor)
According to the 2021 Bureau of Labor Statics report, the annual total separations rate or turnover rate in 2020 was 57.3 percent. If you are an HR manager, you might look at that number and compare it to your company’s rate and make a simple calculation: if your number is lower, you’re doing great, but if it’s higher, you need to do some work.

What you Need to Know: Changes to N.Y. Fair Chance Act (Read @ Verified First)
In 2019, The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act was enacted as part of the federal “ban the box” policy. According to the National Employment Law Project (Nelp), one in three adults have a criminal record. With the law in effect, 700,000 new applicants with records are estimated to have a fairer chance to compete for jobs.

Benefits of Using iRecruit TXT: Nurture and keep candidates engaged
iRecruit TXT is 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.

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.

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