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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:

Robots are hiding 27 million workers from employers who need them (Read @ MarketWatch)
Every once in awhile, while covering the older workers and personal finance beats, I run across a research report that stops me cold. “Hidden Workers: Untapped Talent” fits that bill, revealing the cruel underbelly of hiring.

Report: Urgent Job Postings Grow for Seasonal Jobs (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
In the blink of an eye, fall is here and the weather is getting cooler, which means it’s time to start thinking about seasonal hiring. No matter whether you’re hiring retail workers, customer service associates or a professional Santa Claus, seasonal hiring will look different this year.


job seekers are ghosting us on interviews and job offers (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I went from working at a nonprofit to working for a vendor, Part of my job is hiring, but I’m having a much harder time hiring now than I did at the nonprofit. The pay and benefits are better— we start…

Effective Tips to Minimize Candidate Ghosting
It’s that time of year again, Spooky Season. In today’s increasingly difficult job market, employers are facing obstacles to hiring, which includes candidates withdrawing interest in higher rates, and the radio silence characterized by “ghosting”.

How to Ask Job Candidates if They Are Vaccinated (Read @ Evil HR Lady via Inc.)
ow that the federal government is requiring contractors to be vaccinated in order to work on a government contract, how do I ask about someone’s vaccination status without running afoul of HR laws and can we safely not hire for that reason alone?

You Should Rethink What You Think You Know About Hiring Millennials (Read @ Inc.)
Early this year, Geico Insurance released a new television commercial entitled “Better Together.” In the spot, Geico’s famous gecko begins musing about the inappropriateness of introducing porcupines to a balloon factory. He concludes, “Now, that’d be a mess. For starters, Porcupines are, er, famously no good in a team setting.”

Don’t forget people with disabilities in inclusive language efforts, report says (Read @ HR Dive)
Even companies committed to diversity, equity and inclusion may be getting accessibility wrong for people with disabilities. The missing piece? Inclusive language.

LinkedIn Report: What Candidates Want, What Companies Need, and What’s Changing (Read @ LinkedIn)
As employees reconsider where they work and why, employers are recalibrating their business models, talent needs, and company culture. With all these swirling changes, it’s easy for talent professionals to feel disoriented — but if you can get your bearings, this moment also offers plenty of opportunities.


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