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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:

Attracting Talent During a Worker Shortage (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
While it might sound contradictory, the U.S. is experiencing higher unemployment numbers and a labor shortage. So how to attract talent in such a labor marketplace? For hourly workers and lower-salaried positions, accessibility is one of the biggest – and often underestimated – drivers of effective recruiting.

iConnect: Including Different State W-4s, Tied to Work Location
iConnect is iRecruit’s paperless, electronic onboarding module that adds on to iRecruit. You can use iConnect to collect new hire information, including forms such as I-9s, W-4s, Direct Deposit, Emergency Contacts and more.

Are all jobs… bad? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
A reader writes: Are all jobs… bad? Because right now I’m looking around and feeling very hopeless about the idea of having a job that checks all the boxes: 1) pays well (or just a living wage), 2) isn’t totally toxic and/or managed by total clowns, 3) allows you to have decent work-life balance, and 4) isn’t totally racist and/or isn’t actively making the world an actively worse place.

4 New Trends in Job Recruitment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic upended the nature of work as we knew it, it’s no surprise that there has also been a transformation in how people are recruited and hired for work. Making matters even more challenging was the rapid shift to at least partially remote work modes, which forced recruiters to rely on digital solutions to carry out the hiring process. One survey found that video interviews spiked by 159% year over year in 2020.

How to Build a Compliant Screening Strategy (Read @ Verified First)
Background screening is a crucial component of the hiring process. Why you ask? Forty percent of applicants lie on their resume! Knowing who you are hiring can (1) improve workplace safety, (2) minimize legal ramifications, (3) reveal a candidate’s character and trustworthiness, and (4) help you determine a candidate’s position fit.

To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills (Read @ NY Times)
Helping people land good jobs with career paths takes more than skills training, labor experts say. Coaching, mentoring and other assistance are also needed.

3 New Job Interview Questions Companies Are Asking Right Now (Read @ Huffington Post)
According to a January survey of 133 U.S. executives, only 5% believed that workers did not need to return to the office to maintain good company culture; instead, the most common response was that employees should work at least three days in person. But a significant number of workers want to keep working from home for part of the week, and some never want to go back to an office at all.

Classifying Job Titles at ZipRecruiter (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
At ZipRecruiter, our smart matching technology helps millions of job seekers connect to their next great employment opportunity. Before the algorithms behind this technology can do any work, however, we need to ensure our important variables, jobseeker data (resume, profile) and job data (title, description, location), are classified according to a clean and logical taxonomy.
Every job has a title and a description given by the employer, but job titles come in many different forms. The terminology for one job title often varies across different industries and our users tend to include unique phrasing to describe a job.

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