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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:

These businesses found a way around the worker shortage: Raising wages to $15 an hour or more (Read @ Washington Post)
The owners of Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor had hit a wall. For months, the 98-year-old confectionary in Pittsburgh couldn’t find applicants for the open positions it needed to fill ahead of warmer weather and, hopefully, sunnier times for the business after a rough year.

What is “WOTC” Screening?
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.

You Need a Skills-Based Approach to Hiring and Developing Talent (Read @ HBR)
With the global economy experiencing massive change, upskilling and reskilling have taken on a renewed sense of urgency. Success through these transitions requires major shifts in thinking about how hiring and employee development are done.

How Eliminating Degree Requirements Can Save You Time, Money, and Turnover (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
If you want to fill positions more quickly, save your company money, and reduce turnover, then you might consider ditching the college degree requirements in your company’s “middle-skills” job descriptions.

No bots need apply: Microtargeting employment ads in the age of AI (Read @ HR Dive)
It’s no secret that online advertising is big business. In 2019, digital ad spending in the United States surpassed traditional ad spending for the first time, and by 2023, digital ad spending will all but eclipse it.

‘Take this job and shove it’: American workers quit at record levels (Read @ MarketWatch)
More Americans than ever are quitting their jobs, making it even harder for companies to fill a record number of job openings. Almost 4 million people quit their jobs in April, the government said Tuesday. That’s nearly double the number of people who quit one year earlier.

From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow (Read @ NY Times)
College subsidies for children and spouses. Free rooms for summer hotel employees and a set of knives for aspiring culinary workers. And appetizers on the house for anyone willing to sit down for a restaurant job interview.

German Hiring Practices Can Teach Us a Lot (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
I was recently speaking with Jessie Lajoie, People Operations Lead at Doodle, an international organization stationed in Berlin, Germany, where employment laws differ greatly than in the United States and have a strong focus on protecting the employee. It was particularly interesting to me that many of the unique requirements of managing talent in Germany lead to universally applied practices that have been very successful.

Why Most Interview Questions Set Up Job Candidates for Failure (and How to Do Better) (Read @ Inc.)
While impressive work history can get a candidate very far in the interviewing process, it’s important that you see the value in talented hires who have the right attitude. In other words, you can’t hire a candidate solely on the basis of their résumé and talent.

is this job description full of red flags? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
At the beginning of this year, I connected with a VP of marketing at a start-up. After a month of radio silence, George sent two follow-up emails apologizing for the delay. He also included the job description. Some of the language is troubling:

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