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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:

Achieve Faster Background Screening Turnaround Times
We understand the need for a speedy hiring process — especially in this competitive market. That’s why we wanted to share this tip sheet produced by our background screening partners over at Verified First.

The key to a successful holiday season will be flexible staffing (Read @ HR Dive)
For small employers, flexibility and adjustable hours are factors to compete on now that workers’ demands are changing, writes Sumir Meghani, CEO and co-founder of Instawork.

What we’re getting wrong about the ‘Great Resignation’ (Read @ BBC Worklife)
More people are quitting their jobs, and it could shake the world of work forever. But are we making incorrect generalisations about the Great Resignation?

The Great Realization Should Change How We Hire (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Recently we have seen a lot of headlines about the “Great Resignation” and how the pandemic has inspired many people to rethink their relationship to work. But while this is undoubtedly very important, perhaps not enough attention has been given to how it has also provided employers with an opportunity to rethink how we hire.

The 4 Biggest Hiring Mistakes We Are All Guilty Of (Read @ Inc.)
When it comes to running a business, one of the most difficult parts of the job has to do with finding and hiring new talent. It can be stressful, and if not done correctly can actually end up costing you a lot of time and money.

Most women who left workforce during pandemic plan to return, study says (Read @ HR Dive)
Although 1 in 5 women (19%) left the workforce during the pandemic, nearly two-thirds (63%) plan to return, according to a recent study conducted by Metlife, in partnership with Rainmakers CSI.

It’s Hard Being a Recruiter Right Now — This Woman Speaks Up About It (Read @ LinkedIn)
Laura Barnes, technical recruiting leader hit a nerve recently when she wrote a LinkedIn post urging people to “show some love to your recruiting teams.” Recruiters, she said, are “trying their best in these wild, wild times.”

Where Did 7 Million Workers Go? (Read @ The Atlantic)
The U.S. economy right now is a little bit like Dune. I mean David Lynch’s infamously bewildering 1984 movie version, which is remembered mostly for being a semi-glorious mess.


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