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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:

There are now more jobs available than before the pandemic. So why aren’t people signing up? (Read @ NBC News)
The number of job vacancies soared to nearly 15 million mid-March, but discouraged and fearful job seekers means many positions are unfilled, according to data from online job site ZipRecruiter.

Four Things Employers Need To Know Before Using the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (iRecruit Blog)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. So what does CMS know about WOTC, that most employers don’t?

Unable to Find Qualified Applicants? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Despite high unemployment rates, there still aren’t enough applicants for a given job post. Given that, here are some tips for employers to increase the number of applications they receive for a given role:

Tips for Selecting a Background Screening Partner (Read @ Verified First)
Let’s talk money. It costs $4,129 on average to hire someone, but did you know it costs an average of six to nine months of an employee’s salary to replace them? Yep. The truth hurts.

How to Hire a Head of Diversity or Chief Diversity Officer (Read @ Glassdoor)
A Chief Diversity Officer or Head of Diversity is to lead the charge in creating a vision of an equitable and inclusive future and will be held accountable for creating a culture of belonging at a company.

Monster’s Future of Work Survey: 3 Areas Employers Need to Focus on This Year (Read @ Inc.)
With a year full of working from home, lockdown mandates, and a revised definition of “essential workers” behind us, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned this past year and where we see it going.

LinkedIn to add ‘stay-at-home parent,’ other titles for users who left workforce (Read @ HR Dive)
LinkedIn will implement several features targeted toward users who are parents or caregivers and who have spent time away from the workforce.

How to include workers with disabilities in your DEI initiatives (Read @ Fast Company)
The world’s largest minority group, according to the World Bank—15% of the global population (or 1 billion people)— experiences some form of disability, whether visible or invisible.

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