Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Best Practices for Using iRecruit TXT
Texting is a convenient and easy way to reach someone, and is available to all iRecruit users who would like to incorporate texting into their recruiting tools. iRecruit TXT allows users to initiate conversations with applicants directly from the applicant’s profile page. iRecruit users can have a faster time to fill by using texting.
Why inexperienced workers can’t get entry-level jobs (Read @ BBC Worklife)
‘Entry-level’ jobs used to be the way for new graduates to enter the workforce. But many are now requiring prior experience.
Why companies don’t post salaries in job adverts (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Pay is a major factor in whether a candidate takes a job – or even applies in the first place. But for employers, the politics of making salaries public are complicated.
What Amazon’s $18 average hourly wage means for other employers (Read @ Quartz)
Amazon is raising its average hourly US wage to $18 an hour for warehouse workers, the company said this week, putting more pressure on other employers in a tight labor market. Just four years ago, the giant retailer increased its starting wage to $15 an hour.
Eight Simple Sourcing Innovation to Attract More Candidates (Read @ SHRM)
To help your business attract more candidates, we asked HR experts and business leaders this question for their best advice. From leveraging AI to forefronting benefits offered, there are several tips that may help your business attract more candidates than ever before.
4 Questions to Ask Applicants to Assess Their Empathy (Read @ Glassdoor)
Every company has its own mix of hiring must-haves: hard skills, education, personality traits, ability to problem-solve under pressure, and more. But there’s one that every firm – regardless of size or industry – should have on its list, and that’s empathy.
This is why candidates are ghosting you (Read @ Fast Company)
You think you’ve found the perfect candidate to fill a vacancy. You scheduled the next interview, but they don’t show up. Your emails and voicemails are going unanswered, too. Sound familiar? You’ve probably been ghosted.
TikTok resumes may be a bust, study says (Read @ HR Dive)
Earlier this year, TikTok piloted “TikTok Resumes” to help Chipotle, Shopify, Target, WWE and other employers drum up fresh talent. (It’s safe to say TikTok’s objective was to attract Generation Z workers, as Gen Z is the heart and soul of the video platform.)
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