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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:

How to Capture a Candidate’s Attention with Visual Job Descriptions (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Eight seconds. That’s the length of the average human attention span, according to a Microsoft study. That means you have a short window in which to grab and hold candidates’ attention with your job descriptions.

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How Hiring Has Changed in the Pandemic and What to Do About It (Read @ Inc.)
The strike of the global pandemic introduced a whirlwind of challenges to businesses and the workforce. Now over a year into the mass transition to remote work, hiring managers have adapted to virtual technology to safely meet candidates, ultimately expanding their search pool and creating a more efficient hiring process that is likely here to stay.

The Looming Talent Pandemic (Read @ SHRM)
With vaccine penetration approaching herd immunity levels, businesses rebounding and re-opening, and more optimism around a “return to normal” there is yet another pandemic looming that threatens business: A talent pandemic.

What executives are saying about the future of hybrid work (Read @ McKinsey)
In the postpandemic future of work, nine out of ten organizations will be combining remote and on-site working, according to a new McKinsey survey of 100 executives across industries and geographies.1 The survey confirms that productivity and customer satisfaction have increased during the pandemic.

For Black workers, age discrimination strikes twice (Read @ WashPo)
Age discrimination sounds simple: The oldest workers face the strongest biases. But new research suggests that rule applies primarily to White workers. For Black workers, age discrimination is highest for the youngest, falls in middle age, and rises once more as workers near retirement.

Is the entry-level job going extinct? (Read @ QZ 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.

Demand for recruiting sites is ‘roaring back,’ but recovery remains tenuous (Read @ HR Dive)
Revenue is “roaring back” for recruiting websites — one sector that saw massive losses when the coronavirus led many employers to adopt measures such as hiring freezes, according to a May 5 report from the AIM Group. ”

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