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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:

Skills-Based Hiring Is on the Rise (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Early in the 2000s, a significant number of employers began adding degree requirements to the descriptions of jobs that hadn’t previously required degrees, even though the jobs themselves hadn’t changed.

Stay Ahead of the Curve by Embracing These 5 Bold Predictions from a Recruiting Leader (Read @ LinkedIn)
One easy prediction for 2022: It will be the Year of the Greats, whether that’s the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle, or what we’re calling in Australia the Great Slump.

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Most People—92%—Never Finish Online Job Applications (Read @ SHRM)
Like many employers, Home Depot is contending with labor shortages as it tries to fill open positions. The home improvement retailer recently announced it would transition to a new “accelerated hiring process,” making job offers to applicants in as little as one day after applying.

Driving Quality Candidates in an Increasingly Competitive Job Market (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
It’s a challenge — but, often, it’s not about a lack of relevant talent in the marketplace. With a few simple steps and enhanced strategies, your HR and recruitment teams can better attract, engage, and hire best-fit candidates — people with the essential skills, experiences, and certifications your open headcount demands.

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.

3 Questions Every Hiring Manager Should Ask During Job Interviews (Read @ Inc.)
Hiring managers are known for asking the wrong interview questions to size up job candidates without understanding the kind of questions that will validate culture fit and good leadership skills.

The rise of the anti-work movement (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Many employees are frustrated with the nature of employment. But some fed-up workers are asking a bigger question: what’s the purpose of work?


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