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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 Types of Documents Can Be Included in iConnect for Paperless Onboarding?
At iRecruit we are often asked about our paperless onboarding module, iConnect. iConnect works seamlessly as an add on to the applicant tracking software, and allows your new hires to complete all of their new hire “paperwork” online electronically.

I Have Read Thousands of Résumés, and I Have Some Advice (Read @ NY Times)
In the last decade, I have revised 3,000 résumés while working as a college career adviser. Here is my advice: The strongest will fit on a single page. Exceptions are few. An 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of letter paper fits about 700 words. So be efficient. Recruiters often say they spend six seconds reviewing the average candidate. Are you worth seven?

Survey: 80% of Workers Would Relocate During the Pandemic (Read @ Recruiting Daily)
More than half of the world’s workers say they’re more willing to relocate for their jobs now than they were before the pandemic. Specifically, 59% feel that way, according to a survey.

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled (Read @ WashPo)
It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services.

Tips to Hire Quicker (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
With several COVID-19 vaccine options being rolled out and more states opening up vaccine eligibility to all adults, economic recovery appears to be on its way. More people are feeling comfortable going out, which means employers need to bring employment levels up quickly to meet this rapidly recovering demand.

A Tidal Wave of Hiring Begins to Take Shape (Read @ ERE)
The job market has been on a roll recently, and the economic outlook is brightening. It is hard to overstate how exciting it was to see March’s job-growth figures. The U.S. economy added approximately 916,000 jobs for the month, a signal that the labor market gained tremendous momentum to close out the first quarter of 2021.

5 Benefits of Working From Home, for the Environment and your Employee’s Well-Being (Read @ Glassdoor)
In early 2020, companies adapted to a new way of operating when Covid-19 forced everyone to work from home. This trend of working is becoming more permanent, and even after the pandemic ends, two-thirds of workers would like to keep telecommuting, with good reason.

Monster: Nearly half of spring 2020 graduates still looking for work (Read @ HR Dive)
The coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench in recent graduates’ plans, according to the results of a March survey by Monster. Nearly half — 45% — of survey respondents who were part of the spring 2020 graduating class said they were still working for work.


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