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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 Impact of Employer Branding on Recruitment and Retention (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Think of your employer branding as a promise to candidates and employees — if they join or continue to work at your organization, this is the experience they can anticipate every single day.

Employers Are Finally Rethinking Requiring Unnecessary College Degrees. Thank the Pandemic (Read @ Inc.)
Here are three things that have shot up in American society since the Great Recession of 2008-2009: inequality, deaths of despair among those without a college degree, and the number of jobs that require a college degree to get hired but not to do the actual work. These three facts are probably not completely unrelated.

An Introduction to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Between 8-15% of New Hires may fall into one of 10 qualifying categories for WOTC. This can make you eligible to receive a tax credit of between $2,400 and $9,600 depending on the qualifying category. By taking advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, CMS can find your organization significant savings.

The risks and benefits of rehiring Great Resignation ‘boomerang employees’ (Read @ Fast Company)
There is no denying that an increase in personal reflections induced by the pandemic, and stay-at-home orders, has had a remarkable impact on the careers of many. Companies saw employees rapidly turning off familiar paths, inspired by less travelled trails, such as wanting to work for a bigger or smaller company or try a completely new sector.

Why a wide-scale return to the office is a myth (Read @ BBC Worklife)
For two years, employees have been waiting for ‘the day’ when everyone goes back to the office. But it’s probably never coming.

How to level up candidate experience during the Great Resignation (Read @ HR Dive)
The Great Resignation has undoubtedly been a challenge for employers in more ways than one — in-office connections are now lost with the rise of remote work. It’s getting harder to inspire employee loyalty, especially as the physical workplace becomes increasingly distant and irrelevant for the average office worker.

These Countries Have Introduced a Four-Day Week: Here’s Where the US Stands (Read @ Newsweek)
This week, Belgium became the newest country to offer workers the right to complete their workweek in four days, rather than the typical five, without a loss of salary. Bloomberg reported that the move was made as part of an agreement “that aims to make Belgium’s notoriously rigid labor market more flexible.”

Recruiters Respond to the Great Resignation in 2022 (Read @ SHRM)
The Great Resignation may taper off later this year, but turnover is expected to remain elevated, providing talent acquisition professionals with a stellar opportunity to lure talent to the organization and to play a more critical part in retaining that talent.


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