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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:

Worker shortage: Employers are ‘rolling out the red carpet’ for job seekers (Read @ Yahoo)
Evidence of a U.S. worker shortage is popping up from “help wanted” signs in store windows to the record number of Americans — 4.4 million — who quit their jobs in September. Employers are finding that the traditional ways of attracting new employees, like raising pay, aren’t necessarily effective.

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Hiring Veterans: The Hidden Value of Unconventional Workers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
While America celebrates members of the U.S. armed forces, who have valiantly served their country, this Veterans Day, many military men and women are making the decision to enter civilian life. Those making the transition now are doing so at an ideal time, as employers are refreshing the hiring process, opting to redefine the idea of the perfect candidate to fill their open positions.

Interview Questions Candidates Want You to Ask (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
We talk a lot about questions hiring managers and recruiters should ask, but we never talk about the questions that the job candidates actually want to be asked. If you want to find the best people for your open positions, try some of these questions.

Older U.S. workers are ‘unretiring’ (Read @ MarketWatch)
Some older workers are making a U-turn back into the workforce. Fueled in part by record stock market growth, an uptick in savings rates and fear of getting COVID-19 on the job, some 3 million Americans who were nearing retirement before the pandemic chose to leave the workforce earlier than they anticipated during the pandemic.

Bookmark This! Giving Job Candidates Second Chances (Read @ HR Bartender)
The United States is the global leader in incarceration, according to The Sentencing Project, a non-profit organization that promotes effective responses to crime that minimize imprisonment. As many as one in three Americans have some type of criminal record. Communities of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with histories of mental illness are disproportionately represented.

The CEO of Glassdoor and Indeed’s parent company says hiring via resumes is outdated for many industries — and that the labor shortage is a great chance to replace them (Read @ Business Insider)
Hisayuki Idekoba, the CEO of Recruit Holdings Co, the Japanese owner of Glassdoor and Indeed, told Bloomberg that despite struggling to find staff, many small and medium businesses were still trying to recruit workers the way they did a decade ago — by asking them to submit resumes.

Reach Your Hiring Goals With Objective-Based Campaigns (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Successful recruitment advertising starts with knowing the outcomes that are important to you. Of course, as an employer, your ideal outcome will depend on a number of factors — what jobs you’re hiring for, your timeline for hiring and how much you’re willing to spend on job advertising, to name a few.

For some workers with disabilities, the pandemic brought surprising benefits. Now the flexibility is fading with a return to the old ways of working. (Read @ WashPo)
One happy surprise during the coronavirus pandemic is how technology and flexible thinking enabled many workplaces and workers to stay connected and productive even outside a traditional office setting.

How much ‘radical transparency’ in a workplace is too much? (Read @ BBC Worklife)
An increasing number of companies are leaning into tell-all policies. Honesty is good for workers – up to a point. Most companies have secrets. They’re not necessarily sinister, but many things – salaries, profits and losses, failures, personnel issues – tend to be kept close to the vest, known only to a select few at the very top of a company’s ladder.

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