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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:

Why won’t anyone hire this 60-year-old? (Read @ MarketWatch)
When I search and apply for even part-time/temp positions in sales, marketing or publishing or I pitch a mainstream audience an article I’d like to write, I feel as if I’m operating from within a black hole.

Hidden Gems: Your Next Great Hires May Already Work for You (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Although the past year and half has certainly been disruptive, there can be no doubt that job postings are up. In fact, on August 13, 2021, the number of job postings on Indeed were 36.6% higher than on February 1, 2020, the prepandemic baseline, after adjusting for seasonal variation.

Even in a Candidate’s Market, Ageism Exists in the Hiring Process (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
From big tech to small biz, many employers are struggling to fill critical roles right now. The Great Resignation has created new talent shortages and exacerbated existing ones. And this has left many companies competing fiercely for the same limited pools of candidates. Despite this, some highly qualified job seekers are finding it more difficult than others to get hired because of one simple factor: their age.

iRecruit TXT: Texting Trial
iRecruit TXT is iRecruit’s built-in texting feature. With Texting you can reach candidates faster than email, and with a much higher open rate than emails, you can improve your time to hire. iRecruit TXT will track your conversations for you.

Chaotic search for a new ‘Jeopardy!’ host is a lesson in hidden hiring biases (Read @ Washington Post)
With coronavirus cases swelling, the debacle of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and deadly flooding in Tennessee, the drama over who will succeed the late Alex Trebek as host of “Jeopardy!” is inconsequential.

The ‘Great Resignation’ is likely to continue, as 55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job (Read @ CNBC)
Some 55% of people in the workforce said they are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to Bankrate’s August jobseeker survey.

Job-Seeker Confidence Is the Biggest Casualty of the Delta Variant (Read @ ERE)
The single biggest challenge for the U.S. jobs market is improving confidence among workers and tempting more Americans back to work. At the moment, the labor market is tipped heavily in the favor of job-seekers, with millions of open roles and not enough people to fill them.

Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path (Read @ Medium)
More low-wage employees want opportunities to grow. Big companies are making more promises to help them.



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