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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:

Having Trouble Hiring? Try Offering Hiring Incentives (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Demand for labor is at historic levels, with job postings in nearly all sectors above the prepandemic baseline. So where are all the job seekers? Surprisingly, many unemployed workers are not rushing to find a job right now, citing care responsibilities at home, employed spouses and financial cushions as some of the reasons. Above all, however, job seekers say their biggest concern is still COVID-19.

Reach More Candidates Faster with Text Messaging
DID YOU KNOW? 98% of text messages are opened and read versus just 20% for emails? AND, according to SMS Comparison‘s 2021 report 95% of text messages are read and responded to within 3 minutes of being received.

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.”

Making the Most of Virtual Job Interviews (Read @ ERE)
Virtual job interviews became standard practice in recent times out of necessity. But now that companies have been accustomed to the technology, virtual interviews are likely to remain as a standard part of many organizations’ recruitment practices. It’s therefore important for recruiting departments to ensure that they are considering key matters regarding such interviews. Here are are the main issues to keep in mind.

5 tips to finding long-lasting hires during the Great Resignation (Read @ Fast Company)
The job market is as hot as ever, with the threat of a “Great Resignation” on the horizon. In a candidate’s market, it is now more important than ever that companies have a solid and competitive recruiting process in place.

The coded words of job adverts that reveal important clues (Read @ BBC WorkLife)
See a job advert for a “jack-of-all-trades rock star with a scrappy mentality”? These coded phrases could contain important clues about workplaces.

Closing the Job Mobility Gap Between Black and White Americans (Read @ HBR)
In 1966 the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. highlighted the link between economic security and racial equality. By making a crucial distinction between mere jobs — often seasonal, temporary, or cyclical — and the economic security necessary to participate in American society as equals, King drew attention to the relative inferiority of opportunities generally available to Black workers at the time.

Work flexibility ‘here to stay’ in post-Covid world, says director at three Fortune 500 companies (Read @ CNBC)
Companies are monitoring the spread of the delta Covid variant as they adapt return-to-office plans and prioritize giving flexibility to employees, a board member at three Fortune 500 companies told CNBC on Friday.

Who Discriminates in Hiring? A New Study Can Tell. (Read @ New York Times)
Applications seemingly from Black candidates got fewer replies than those evidently from white candidates. The method could point to specific companies.


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