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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:

Your Recruiting Strategy Needs to Have Alternatives (Read @ HR Bartender)
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said that voluntary resignations in November reached a new high (4.5 million people, which equates to 3%). I know recruiting is tough. We’ve all read the turnover tsunami and “Great Resignation” articles.

These Are the Worst Ways to Begin a Job Post (Read @ ERE)
Have you ever visited a website, read one or two sentences, lost interest, and left? If you have, then you should understand how most candidates approach your online job posts. The typical candidate isn’t scrutinizing every word of your post from top to bottom; they’re glancing at the first few sentences and, if that hooks them, maybe they’ll keep going.

How to Use Testimonials to Boost Recruitment (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
A good old-fashioned testimonial continues to be one of the most important sales tactics available. You can talk about how great your product or service is all day long—it’s your job! A testimonial—even a short, informal one—can go a long way towards helping people make decisions on your business.

Record-High Quits are Being Driven by “Too Much Stress” (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
A record 4.5 million people quit their jobs in November, according to the nationwide JOLTS report. Now, with the latest State JOLTS report released this morning, we know which states are responsible for the spike in resignations. Georgia, New Hampshire, and Vermont recorded the highest quits rates in the country.

Three Secrets to Recruiting Recruiters (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Those help wanted signs in store windows can make companies nervous—it seems as if everyone’s hiring, and in that type of economy, the stakes are high when trying to find new employees. In order to focus on making great hires, you may be looking to first grow your pool of recruiters.

Companies Are Desperate for Workers. Why Aren’t They Doing the One Thing That Will Attract Them? (Read @ Slate)
If you believe reports from employers, they’re desperate to find good workers but can’t lure them at any price. Talk to job seekers, though, or existing employees at those same companies, and you’ll hear a different story.

employers need to hire more people with disabilities … here’s how (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I recently had a conversation with Larysa Kautz, president and CEO of Melwood, one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country. Larysa and I talked about how employers can hire more people with disabilities.

Don’t Hire a Former Employee Before Asking These Questions (Read @ HBR)
Rehiring a former employee, known as a boomerang, may seem like the easy answer because they already know the company culture, business nuances, and people, but there are several reasons why they might not be the right person for the job.

Time Is the Hot New Perk: Here Are 5 Ways Companies Are Handing It Out (Read @ LinkedIn)
Employers are doling out time off like there’s no tomorrow, as they seek to fight burnout and satisfy employees’ demands for more work-life balance.


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