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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:

Report: What Is the Current State of Restaurant Hiring? (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
As the pandemic hit last March, the restaurant industry was one of the hardest hit. Many restaurants had to shut their doors virtually overnight.

Rising number of Baby Boomers retiring may create ‘eye-opening’ changes (Read @ Dayton Daily News)
The growing number of Baby Boomer retirements nationwide is accelerating, raising concerns locally about losing a large chunk of the workforce sooner than expected.

Cheesecake Factory invited a law-firm worker to interview for a server role 2 years after he applied, as restaurants struggle for staff in the labor shortage (Read @ Business Insider)
Cheesecake Factory reportedly invited a law-firm worker for a server job interview two years after ghosting his application — the latest sign of how restaurants are scrambling for workers in a tight labor market.

Building an Internal Only iConnect Form
iRecruit’s onboarding module, iConnect, allows for a completely paperless onboarding process. In addition to the standard forms such as the I-9, W-4, and your other new hire documents, you may also have a need to have an internal only document, that is not shared with an applicant.

The “Great Resignation” and What to Do About It (Read @ Verified First)
Now that confidence in the economy is growing and vaccination rates have increased, many people have left their jobs. Another forty percent are considering leaving their jobs to seek opportunity elsewhere — something economists are calling “the great resignation.”

How to Keep Second-Place Candidates Interested in Your Company (Read @ Glassdoor)
At times, you may end an interview process for a position with two candidates who would each make a great addition to your company. While both seem to be qualified candidates, something will ultimately tip the scales in one candidate’s favor – maybe one has more experience under their belt or possesses hard-to-find skills.

Skydiving Classes, iPhones, and Pizza: How Some Employers Are Overcoming America’s Labor Shortage (Read @ Inc.)
From cash to iPhones and signing bonuses to free pizza, big and small employers are exploiting whatever incentives they can to find workers. Small-business employers say staffing remains one of the biggest challenges in their recovery from the pandemic, according to a July survey by the National Federation of Independent Business, an advocacy group.

7 Common Recruiting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Making Them) (Read @ LinkedIn)
Maybe you emailed the wrong candidate, letting that guy who totally bombed the interview know that he got the job . . . and then had to rescind the offer five minutes later. Or maybe you just scheduled a super-important meeting — for a Saturday.


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