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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday and happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

Report: What’s Stopping Job Seekers from Applying to Your Jobs? (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
While employers often focus on the best ways to attract talent, such as competitive compensation or top-notch perks, it’s equally important to take a close look at what pushes potentially great candidates away.

What’s the difference between Indeed Easy Apply and a Regular Indeed Job Post? (Read @ iRecruit)
Arguably the largest and most popular job board in the world, Indeed.com allows employers to post jobs for free, or with pay-per-click sponsored advertising. Indeed also allows applicants to create accounts with which they can use to apply to any posted job.

5 Tips for Filling Hard-to-Fill Positions (Read @ Glassdoor)
As an employer or recruiter, you certainly want to fill positions with the best talent you can find. But this process can be challenging – recruiting for highly technical or other hard-to-fill positions requires a fresh approach and updated strategy.

The Future of Work 2021: Global Hiring Outlook (Read @ Monster)
Monster’s latest research, shared in the Future of Work 2021 Global Outlook Special Report, there’s reason to be optimistic. 82% of employers plan on hiring in 2021, including 37% who plan to re-hire backfill jobs and 35% who plan on hiring for net new jobs.

3 ways empathy should be part of hiring (Read @ CareerBuilder)
These three tactics are especially relevant as we see the beginning of a post-pandemic workforce, plus will help you lay the groundwork for a flexible, talented team.

US adults say they support removing hiring barriers for those with criminal records (Read @ HR Dive)
Survey by staffing firm Kelly Services said they support efforts to end what they identified as discriminatory hiring practices, including those that screen out applicants who have committed certain criminal offenses.

Millions Are Unemployed. Why Can’t Companies Find Workers? (Read/Listen @ WSJ)
In a red-hot economy coming out of a pandemic and lockdowns, with unemployment still far higher than it was pre-Covid, the country is in a striking predicament. Businesses can’t find enough people to hire.

No College, No Problem. Some Employers Drop Degree Requirements To Diversify Staffs (Read/Listen @ NPR)
As the cost of college has spiked, Burns said, it’s increasingly hard for companies to justify requiring a four-year degree. For a long time, she says, it’s been a way for companies to say, “we’re hiring the best and the brightest. But it’s not really much of an indication of that.”

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