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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:

Pilot Flying J Case Study: Increasing Quality Candidates, Lowering Cost-Per-Hire (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Pilot Flying J is one of the largest travel center chains in North America with 800 locations that cater to professional drivers and motorists by offering fuel, food and great service at every stop. From cashiers to servers to drivers, a lot of team members across a variety of positions are needed to keep all locations running smoothly, so keeping roles filled is a constant challenge.

how do I reject a difficult internal applicant? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I am building up a new team and struggling with how to handle an internal applicant. The job I’m hiring for is fairly customer-facing and requires mostly independent work. One internal applicant who’s currently on another team is a train wreck.

Why It’s So Hard to Keep and Recruit Employees Right Now (Read @ MIT Sloan)
In a webinar I conducted, I put the following question to 150 executives from 23 companies in the U.S., Asia, and Europe: “What is the major challenge you are facing right now?” As I watched the comments roll onto the screen, the overwhelming statement was “retaining people.” A close second: “recruiting people.”

Glassdoor researchers say labor market troubles ‘unlikely’ to go away in 2022 (Read @ HR Dive)
Employers should expect 2021’s labor market issues to continue into the new year, according to a report this month from Glassdoor. The career site’s analysis of federal job openings data showed that the current state of recovery differs from previous economic recessions, with a much lower ratio of unemployed workers per job opening.

8 Tips for Writing Enticing Job Descriptions in a Candidate’s Market (Read @ LinkedIn)
There’s been a lot of innovation in recruiting and HR, but one area that’s remained relatively unchanged is the job description. Today’s postings look remarkably like the ones from 1990s job boards.

The Most Important Thing Your Company Can Do to Get and Keep Talent (Read @ Inc.)
A few years ago, I tried to hire an exceptionally talented woman to run my company’s marketing. Everything looked like a fit, until we started discussing remote work. I thought I was being flexible by offering one to two days a week from home. She declined my offer, saying she wanted more flexibility to be around her two young children. Last year, after we had shifted to a fully remote workforce, we hired that same woman and she helped grow our company by nearly 50 percent.

3 ways to make a real difference in your DEI initiatives (Read @ Fast Company)
Big companies often strive for making a real difference in their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts but inevitably make lackluster progress. Awareness and understanding of the pitfalls is a good start for any organization that is sincere in its commitment to DEI.


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