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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:


The Reinvention of Company Culture: Why It Should Be Your Top Priority This Year (Read @ LinkedIn)
What do job seekers care about the most about these days? If you answered a bigger paycheck, you’d be wrong. Good work-life balance is the highest priority for job hunters, outweighing even excellent compensation and benefits, a 2021 LinkedIn survey shows.

CV ageism: Can you be the ‘wrong’ age for a job? (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Age-related biases are baked into the recruiting process, whether conscious or not. Should workers be cagey, in order to overcome recruiters’ biases?
Applying for jobs is generally miserable, even at the best of times. But what if you knew that simply revealing your age on your CV would send your application straight into the ‘no’ pile?

Workers won’t have as much leverage over their employers in 2022 (Read @ QZ)
The pandemic gave US workers more leverage over employers than they’d had in years. Burnt-out and fed-up, they quit their jobs at all-time-high levels in 2021. Meanwhile, a labor shortage forced companies to give them the biggest raises on record.

Skills, Degrees, and Persistent Inequality: The Opportunity Gap between STARs and Workers with 4-Year Degrees (Read @ Opportunity at Work)
On average, workers without a bachelor’s degree who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) need 30 years of work experience to earn as much as their peers with a four-year degree earned right out of college. In a new NBER working paper, Peter Blair, Papia Debroy, and I show that the divergent wage outcomes over a worker’s career for those with and without degrees can be explained by an opportunity gap.

Welcome to 2022: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People (Read @ Josh Bersin)
First, let’s discuss the Great Resignation (which I call The Great Migration). People are quitting their companies, changing careers, and upgrading their jobs as fast as I’ve ever seen. If you believe the BLS statistics (which are based on surveys), almost a third of the US workforce will “quit” this year, amounting to more than 4 million people every month.

3 Common Mistakes That Can Disrupt the Candidate Experience (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
When it comes to recruiting top talent, some things are unlikely to change. Ensuring a positive experience for talent interested in your company is a constant for attracting the right candidates. But the strategy for how you deliver a great candidate experience shouldn’t stay the same — it needs to change with the times.

The Next In-Demand Job Title: Head Of The Future Of Work (Read @ Forbes)
When the C-suite has a new management priority, a new job title often follows. In the mid-2000s, businesses added innovation executives to focus their companies on organic growth. In recent years, chief diversity officers multiplied to guide businesses toward better equity and inclusion amid a national racial reckoning.

79% of baby boomers want to keep working, but with more flexibility. Is this the end of retirement? (Read @ Fortune)
Baby boomers nearing retirement age don’t want to kick up their feet and relax through their sunset years. Instead, most of them want to continue working, but just fewer hours or in less demanding roles, according to a new survey.




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