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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:

U.S. Department of Labor, Biden Covid Mandate (Read @ DOL)
Yesterday, OSHA announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing. “Employers with 100+ employees will be required to ensure all workers are fully vaccinated unless the employer requires unvaccinated employees to undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering.” Here are four things you need to know.

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 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them (Read @ New York Times)
At a retail business based in New York, managers were distressed to encounter young employees who wanted paid time off when coping with anxiety or period cramps. At a supplement company, a Gen Z worker questioned why she would be expected to clock in for a standard eight-hour day when she might get through her to-do list by the afternoon.

I Hired Without Checking References. It Went Badly (Read @ Inc.)
We recently interviewed someone who seemed OK but I had reservations. We didn’t have many good options, so we asked for her references. She has 10+ years of work history, and we could not get in touch with anybody.

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How to Check If Recruiters and Hiring Managers Are Out of Sync (Read @ ERE)
In a new Leadership IQ study called “The Worker Shortage Is Partially Self-Inflicted,” we asked hiring managers, “Do your company’s processes discard the application of candidates who could successfully perform the job, but don’t fit the exact criteria in the job description?”

The workers keeping their disabilities secret (Read @ BBC Worklife)
When Grace, 24, dislocated her elbow at work, she didn’t call an ambulance or go to the hospital. Instead, she quietly went to the bathroom to pop the joint back into place before returning to her desk.

Calling accommodations ‘job aids’ can reduce stigma, experts say (Read @ HR Dive)
The fear of asking for help at work doesn’t just stop at daily tasks. This trepidation extends to disability accommodations, too. By internally rebranding certain accommodations to “job aids” or “productivity tools,” experts say leaders can create the kind of environment where their employees feel safe speaking up about their disabilities.

Why Are There So Many Bad Job Interview Questions? (Read @ Refinery29)
“If you were a tree, what kind would you be?” It’s the type of inane question that many people would roll their eyes at if it were asked during an icebreaker exercise or on a first date. But for Sally Gibson, the question was posed someplace much, much worse: a job interview.


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