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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:

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Employer Branding Can’t Fix a Poor Candidate Experience (Read @ ERE)
Companies can spend 5% to 25%+ of their annual revenue on marketing their brand. Larger companies can also spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on employer branding initiatives. The business and employer brands are inextricably linked; it’s what attracts people to apply and stay, or repels them to stay away.

It’s Time For Job Seekers To Get Paid For Interviewing (Read @ Forbes)
We are in a hot job market. Businesses—ranging from mom-and-pop shops to mammoth global companies, such as Apple and Amazon—are desperately trying to find workers. Managers are also fearful of losing their best and brightest to their competitors.

How to Prepare for the Future of the Talent Acquisition Industry (Read @ Verified First)
Our first episode of HR at the Table season 2 webinar series featured Stanley Black and Decker’s Chief Talent Office, Minh Hua, in an exploration of talent acquisition (TA) practices titled “War for Talent: David vs. Goliath.” In our chat, Minh summarized the past two years of the TA and HR industry in three words: “whiskey, tango, foxtrot.”

How Healthcare HR & TA Leaders are Navigating The Pandemic Labor Market (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
How difficult is an HR or talent attraction leader’s job in the healthcare industry these days? A recent Los Angeles Times article tells some of the story:

How the Four-Day Workweek Can Help You Win the War for Talent (Read @ LinkedIn)
Andrew Barnes, the founder of Perpetual Guardian, an estate planning firm in New Zealand, made the four-day workweek a permanent policy at his business in 2018. The following year he published a white paper extolling the benefits of the shorter workweek. At the time, his vision seemed a pipe dream, extremely noble but highly implausible.

Job Applicants Are Lying About Random Interests on Their Resumes, Study Finds (Read @ Inc.)
A new survey shows job applicants are stooping to a new low–they’re lying about their hobbies. In an effort to curry favor with hiring managers, applicants are making up fake hobbies and exaggerating their language abilities on their résumés and LinkedIn pages, according to a new survey from the language-learning platform Babbel.

Hiring? Why you may be overlooking qualified candidates in front of you (Read @ Fast Company)
Ask any CEO what’s keeping them up at night, and one of the answers is probably going to be “finding the right talent.” We’ve all heard about the Great Resignation and the number of people leaving their jobs. But while companies bemoan the tight labor market, there are people who say that companies just aren’t getting back to them.


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