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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:


It’s Time to Rethink Job Descriptions for the Digital Era (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Job titles still reign supreme in the world of work. They embody a strict delegation of job responsibilities, govern individual assignments, and patrol boundaries between departments and colleagues. However, the rise of technology and digital transformation has led to a significant blurring of job responsibilities and manager expectations that will only expand over time.

‘I’m Not Burned Out. I’m No Longer Fit to Work in D&I.’ (Read @ TLNT)
In September 2012, I first said the words out loud. I was sitting on a wooden bench, drinking with a friend at one of Albuquerque’s newer breweries, enjoying the crisp autumn air. I was startled to hear my own voice expose my secret: “I want to leave diversity and inclusion work.”

Recruiters Who Give Recruiting a Bad Name (Read @ ERE)
It’s important to be open and upfront. Personally I take a lot of pride in candidate experience. I consider it one of my calling cards and it is of utmost importance to me. I have left a job because I inadvertently recruited several people into roles that they were fired from through no fault of their own. I just no longer believed in the product I was selling.

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.

Slack and Starbucks Hire Employees With a Criminal History. Here’s Why You Should Too (Read @ Inc.)
It’s no secret that today’s employees want to work for a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). While many companies have made strides toward implementing programs that promote DEI, one segment of workers continues to be left behind: those with conviction histories.

4 Questions Carla Harris Says Candidates Should Ask in an Interview — and How You Can Respond (Read @ LinkedIn)
“You’re interviewing them as much as they’re interviewing you.” This advice is typically given to applicants, rather than recruiters, before an interview. But in today’s candidate-driven market, it’s just as important for recruiters to use the interview process as an opportunity to sell the job — and the company.

Older Workers Leading COVID-Era Jobs Exodus (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The labor shortage employers are currently facing is obvious to anyone who’s recently eaten out at a restaurant or visited a retail store. Slow service, “help wanted” signs, and even businesses that are temporarily closed due to a lack of staff are increasingly common sights.

Recruiters Will Continue to Adapt in 2022 (Read @ SHRM)
Talent acquisition professionals continue to face recruiting and hiring challenges in the second year of an unprecedented labor market characterized by record-level turnover and job openings, increased stress, and significantly changed candidate expectations.


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