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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:

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.

We Can All Learn Something from the Viral Response to an Intern’s Very Public Mistake (Read @ LinkedIn)
If you’re a subscriber to HBO Max, the popular video streaming service, you may have received this unusual email back in June: Integration Test Email #1

Put The Salary In The Job Post, You Cowards (Read @ Refinery 29)
Once, at the end of a long job interview, after discussing everything else under the sun, I asked the interviewer what the pay range was for the position. Her lips thinned; she was clearly offended. She said it wasn’t something the company was comfortable sharing.

Hiring Best Practices to Avoid Potential Discrimination Claims (Read @ Hiring to Firing Law Blog)
My company wants to improve our hiring process to help avoid costly errors that may lead to potential discrimination claims. What best hiring practices do you recommend?

WOTC Wednesday: Is it Worth it to do the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?
CMS Responds: We know statistically that 10-15% of the workforce qualifies for the WOTC program. So, if we have 100 new hires per year, we know 15% of them qualify we say the average tax credit is $2,000. That’s $30,000 in tax credit savings per year. So, absolutely, take advantage of the program.

5 Underrated Ways to Develop Relationships with Applicants During the Hiring Process (Read @ Glassdoor)
In a strong economy, it’s a job seeker’s market. Candidates often have multiple options when pursuing a new role, and the way your company handles its relationships with candidates directly affects whether or not they will continue with the hiring process.

Hiring Is Slow and Talent Is Hard to Find. (Read @ Inc.)
Businesses are increasing pay transparency to attract new employees. Should You Start Posting Salaries in Job Listings?

It’s Time to Rethink Candidates’ Criminal Records (Read @ ERE)
There is a major labor shortage, especially in the hourly wage worker market — to the point that it’s crippling businesses since they are unable to operate fully. Solving this crisis will require both society and employers to rethink how they view hiring individuals with criminal records.


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