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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:

What you Need to Know: Changes to N.Y. Fair Chance Act (Read @ Verified First)

What you Need to Know: Changes to N.Y. Fair Chance Act
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.

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4 Ways Executives Can Attract Top Talent (Read @ SHRM)
When asking college seniors where they want to work, their first responses might be Apple or Nike or Disney. The same might apply amongst any cohort you ask to list a company they want to work for, but it’s not because they have the best employer brand.

Casting a Broader Recruitment Net in a Remote World (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
For millennia, cities have been a key feature of civilizations and economies because they serve as a nexus for human interaction. Individuals have greater access to commerce and culture in cities, and companies generally have a better chance of selling goods and services, as well as greater access to talent pools.

The Interview Questions Women Are More Likely to Be Asked Than Men, and Vice Versa (Read @ LinkedIn)
When companies talk about making the hiring process more inclusive and equitable, they sometimes focus on the early stages, like building a diverse talent pipeline. These efforts are important, but they can quickly be undone if care isn’t taken to make sure all candidates have an equal opportunity to shine during the interview stage. And this isn’t always the case.

Hiring from only the Top Schools is Lazy (Read @ EVIL HR LADY)
Hiring from top schools (or requiring degrees at all) is a simple proxy for intelligence and hard work. These things are hard to evaluate in an interview or two, so you say “well, if this candidate managed to get into Harvard and graduate they must be smart and hard working!”

3 Key Insights on the Future of Work from LinkedIn’s Virtual Event (Read @ LinkedIn)
Energy was in the virtual air on Tuesday as thousands of talent professionals from around the globe joined Forward, a LinkedIn Live event focused on the future of work.

Your Company’s Pay Gap Is About More Than Money (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
A multinational company employing approximately 22,000 software engineers, mostly in the U.S. and India, had a problem: In the organization as a whole, women were paid on average 33% less than men: For every dollar men made, women earned only 67 cents.

interview with an employee at a majority-autistic company (Read @ Ask a Manager)
Symone is a regular reader here, and she works for a majority-autistic company and is autistic herself. I asked if she’d let me interview her about what working there is like, in advance of Autism Awareness Month (which starts tomorrow), and she generously agreed to talk with me.


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