Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Ready to Start Hiring Again? Re-Engage Candidates Using iRecruit
Getting ready to ramp up your hiring again? At iRecruit, applicant tracking and electronic onboarding software, during demos we’re often asked questions related to candidate attraction and engagement. So we put together this helpful list:
New Netflix Documentary Shows Why Companies Need to Stop Overvaluing Academic Pedigree (Read @ LinkedIn)
The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted two years ago had reverberations from coast (Yale and Georgetown) to coast (USC, Stanford, UCLA) and had its roots in the misguided belief that an elite education is worth any price, financial or ethical.
Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
In late March, LinkedIn announced that its dropdown menus for creating a profile will now include “Stay at Home Parent” and other designations to indicate that someone spent time away from the traditional workforce.
4 unique interview questions to help you find the best employees (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Interviewing is a difficult task, and most hiring managers don’t do it very often – so they don’t have time to get good at it. But, asking unique interview questions can help you better evaluate candidates to land someone with the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Bad Hires Take Longer to Replace During the Pandemic, Finds Survey (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
According to CareerBuilder, the average cost of one bad hire is $14,900, and given all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, your company simply can’t afford to waste these precious dollars hiring and onboarding for the same position. Not only is it costly to replace a bad hire, but it’s also time consuming.
6 mistakes employers make while battling the ‘diversity paradox’ (Read @ HR Dive)
2020 showcased just how far technology has come, allowing entire conferences to be held virtually — including the Spring 2021 HR Technology Conference and Expo.
Organizations Need To Support Their Employees Reentry Into the Workplace (Read @ HR Bartender)
Over the past few weeks, Mr. Bartender and I have started talking about what we’re calling “re-entry”. You know, the plan to re-enter regular life as in dining in a restaurant, taking a vacation, getting a manicure, going to a store, etc. I’m sure we’re not the only people who are planning activities once they get vaccinated.
We Have All Hit a Wall (Read @ NY Times)
Like many of us, the writer Susan Orlean is having a hard time concentrating these days. “Good morning to everyone,” she tweeted recently, “but especially to the sentence I just rewrote for the tenth time.”
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