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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:

Special Report: What Job Seekers Want Now (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
To attract top talent, employers need to understand what job seekers really want. But complexity is part of human nature, and knowing people’s motivations and goals is no simple task.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Target Groups Infographic
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit known as #WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. Including WOTC Screening with iRecruit can save an employer significant amounts of money.

It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in America (Read @ WashPo)
Hiring was much weaker than expected in April. Wall Street thinks it’s a blip, but there could be much deeper rethinking of what jobs are needed and what workers want to do on a daily basis.

US adults say they support removing hiring barriers for those with criminal records (Read @ HR Dive)
Most U.S. adults in a 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.

Is the entry-level job going extinct? (Read @ Quartz at Work)
The number of postings for entry-level jobs in the United States plunged nearly 68% last year, dashing the dreams of young job seekers across the country.

Turnover ‘Tsunami’ Expected Once Pandemic Ends (Read @ SHRM)
More than half of employees surveyed in North America plan to look for a new job in 2021, according to a new report, while separate research shows that a quarter of workers plan to quit their jobs outright once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and recruiting efforts ramp up.

High-Volume Hiring When Talent Supply Is Low (Read @ ERE)
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and what you have are some big high-volume hiring challenges. The good, of course, is that as the pandemic continues to subside and the economy improves, the outlook for many organizations will be positive. The bad? Companies will face increased challenges as high-volume hiring needs outweigh the supply of workers.

Why Your Next New Hire May Be a Former Colleague — and 3 Tips for Successfully Recruiting Boomerangs (Read @ LinkedIn)
Steve Jobs may be the most famous “boomerang” of all time — he left Apple in 1985, and then returned 11 years later. Even back then, rehiring former employees wasn’t as common as it is today. Companies like Sodexo, EY, and Microsoft all boast double-digit rehire rates.


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