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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads


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

Convenient Background Screening with Verified First
Verified First is known for raising the bar on streamlined background screening solutions backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system connections, for free.

Report: The Rise in Urgent Job Postings (Read @ Indeed)
As more and more Americans receive their COVID-19 vaccines, mask mandates are loosening across the country and many businesses have reopened with few restrictions. Meanwhile, there’s been an interesting trend in the labor market: the rise of job postings indicating hiring is urgent.

The four-day work week is finally catching on (Read @ QZ)
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform, is living up to its name. The tech company will launch a four-day work week next year, becoming one of the most prominent names in business to embrace the forward-looking practice as part of its post-pandemic reality.

Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay, But New Data Reveals One Critical Issue Companies Should Tackle (Read @ LinkedIn)
New data from Glint reveals that 87% of employees would prefer to stay remote at least half of the time, even after it’s safe to return to their workplace. In other words, only 13% want to work primarily in person going forward.

3 ways employers can hold onto talent during the ‘Great Resignation’ (Read @ Fast Company)
Are we really all that surprised that employees are set to leave in droves? More than burnout, people are languishing—other known as going through their days in a state of bleary-eyed emptiness and stagnation. And it’s a direct effect of the toll this pandemic has taken.

3 Candidate Outreach Messages That Work (& Why) (Read @ Glassdoor)
When you’re recruiting experienced, in-demand candidates, first impressions can make or break the connection. That’s why seasoned recruiters know that they need to make a good first impression with their candidate outreach message. But when the average candidate receives as many as 121 business emails every day, it’s hard to stand out.

Use This 3-Step Process to Hire the Best Talent (Read @ Inc.)
Recruiting and identifying the job candidate with the right skills for the role is a situation every business owner faces. But actually developing a process that allows you to hire the best talent is tough. Generic recruiting and hiring processes won’t always identify the perfect candidate for your business–the type of hire most likely to flourish in the role.

Why human resources job postings are spiking (Read @ Axios)
Human resources job postings are up 52.5% from their pre-pandemic baseline. That’s far outpacing the average job posting bump of 30.5%, according to data from the jobs site Indeed.

‘I Have MS. Would Your Company Hire or Recognize Me?’ (Read @ TLNT)
According to a 2018 Accenture report, companies that prioritize the inclusion of individuals with disabilities are four times more likely to outperform their competitors in shareholder returns. The Department of Labor also found that employers that support people with disabilities saw a 90% increase in employee retention.

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