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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:

How Many Veterans Are Hired Each Year That Qualified for WOTC? & Where to Post Jobs to Attract Applications from U.S. Veterans
Do you know how many Veterans are hired each year with the assistance of the WOTC program? Well, we do know that answer. It’s actually between 150,000 to 200,000 vets qualified each year under the WOTC tax credit umbrella.

5 Ways to Help Integrate Veterans in the Workforce (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
While the importance of building diversity and inclusion into your organization’s DNA has long been understood, employers are recognizing its value now more than ever as they struggle to hire and retain workers. Ongoing hiring challenges have actually become an opportunity to reimagine the way we hire, and with that, inclusive hiring practices should remain top of mind.

Why millions of job seekers aren’t getting hired in this hot job market (Read @ WashPo)
Even as the United States has a near-record number of job openings and companies complain they can’t find enough workers, some job seekers remain frustrated that they have not been able to get a job despite filling out dozens of applications daily on popular job sites like ZipRecruiter, Indeed, LinkedIn and Craigslist.

Businesses subject job candidates to so many indignities — and then they wonder why they can’t find people? (Read/Listen @ Market Watch)
Business leaders in organizations large and small are facing a common challenge: they can’t find enough workers to fill all their open positions. According to September Labor Department statistics, it’s harder than ever for employers to fill openings, with a record-setting disparity between vacancies and hires.

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Child Care Is a Deal-Breaker Holding Back Top Talent From Applying at Your Company (Read @ Inc.)
Here’s How to Help Great candidates are unable to apply for open positions due to the increasing cost of daycare, but there are workarounds that you can take as an employer to make it easier for them.

Leaders: Get ready for the boomerang that’s coming after the Great Resignation (Read @ Fast Company)
A record 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in August. Add that to the 20 million people who voluntarily left their jobs since April, and it’s clear that the U.S. workforce is experiencing a shift of historical proportion. Dubbed the “Great Resignation,” the rapid pace of this trend has dominated headlines, unsettled business leaders, and left many scrambling to adjust to the unprecedented levels of turnover.

Job openings have surged to nearly three times pre-pandemic levels (Read @ CareerBuilder)
The number of job postings has skyrocketed to nearly three times pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest CareerBuilder data that reveals massive shifts in the economy and labor market.

Why introverts excelled at working from home (Read @ BBC Worklife)
When the pandemic closed her office and forced Veronica Wortman Ploetz and her whole team to work from home, she became more productive, almost right away. Wortman Ploetz, a senior manager in a leadership training organisation, considers herself an introvert.


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