Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
ZipRecruiter Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Public Direct Listing of Its Class A Common Stock (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
ZipRecruiter® (www.ziprecruiter.com) announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed public direct listing of its Class A common stock. ZipRecruiter intends to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Over-50s suffer worst joblessness in decade as both young and old lose out (The Telegraph UK)
Older workers have suffered their worst slump in employment since the 1980s, as Covid causes its most severe damage at either end of the job market’s age spectrum.
Want That Job Offer? A Covid-19 Vaccine Is Now Required (Read @ WSJ)
At the New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park, a recent job posting for a sommelier lists a string of necessary skills, including exceptional wine knowledge and an ability to lift 50 pounds. The last requirement on the list: a Covid-19 vaccination.
Low-Skill Workers Aren’t a Problem to Be Fixed (Read @ The Atlantic)
Millions need to “upskill” to compete in the 21st century, or so say The New York Times and the Boston Consulting Group, among others.
Why millions of workers are planning to switch jobs after the pandemic (Read @ Quartz at Work)
If recent polls are accurate, workers around the world are going to launch an epic game of musical chairs once offices open again and mass vaccinations bring the pandemic under control.
As many as 30 million workers without college degrees have the skills to earn 70% more, report finds (Read @ CNBC)
College graduates significantly out-earn those without an advanced degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that American workers with a bachelor’s degree make $1,248 per week on average while workers with just a high school degree earn closer to $746 per week on average.
6 Questions You Should Ask a Candidate’s References (Read @ Glassdoor)
When you’re looking for a great candidate it’s easy to get swept up by a stellar application. But while a well-written resume filled with accomplishments is a promising sign, it’s important to remember that it’s just one factor. To really understand whether a candidate would be the right fit, it’s always a good idea to talk to the people who know best: their references.
Eight Text Message Templates to Save for Texting Applicants (Read @ iRecruit)
iRecruit recently added texting capabilities for our Applicant Tracking Software users. One of the convenient features of texting is that just like iRecruit’s email templates, you can also create templates for frequently used text messages.
Restructuring Your Organization Post-Pandemic? Maintain DE&I Commitments (Read @ SHRM)
As organizations prepare for a post-pandemic world, restructuring and reorganization to account for lost revenue in 2020 likely will be on the radar for many in 2021. Employers should be careful, though, not to backtrack on progress made last year toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).
Why Recruiters Leave Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
I fell into recruiting. I didn’t know what a recruiter was when I was pursuing my bachelor’s degree. Then during my first professional job after college working in a credit union, I quickly realized that I didn’t like the work. Thankfully, a coworker’s spouse worked for a temporary staffing agency and referred me for a recruiter opening. I applied, got the job, and my career as a recruiter began.
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