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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:

Cost per job posting spiked in 2021 as worker scarcity worsened (Read @ HR Dive)
The median cost per job posting rose 43% in 2021, up to more than $28 per posting, according to an analysis of data from some 1,200 U.S. employers

4 Phrases to Avoid in Job Descriptions to Attract Better Talent (Read @ Inc.)
Poor language can mean the difference between attracting your next top employee or letting them slip through your virtual fingers.

Building a Robust Candidate Pool in a Hyper-Competitive Job Market (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
In this hyper-competitive market, it can feel like there, simply, aren’t enough qualified candidates to fill your open headcounts.

Ten Essential Questions to Ask on your Online Employment Application
Hourly positions have always trended to using long-form employment applications, although we see a pivot to shorter, more mobile friendly applications these days.

Millions of baby boomers have left the workplace since 2020. Are they coming back? (Read @ Washington Post)
For many older workers, the coronavirus pandemic forced a rethink about the nature and meaning of work. The Washington Post spoke to seven Americans who were forced out of or fled their jobs before the full retirement age of 67 — and are weighing their options.

Part-Time Work Ruled Not a Reasonable Accommodation (Read @ SHRM)
An employee who was excessively absent and experienced anxiety was not qualified for her job and her request to work half days was not a request for a reasonable accommodation, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

How climate change is re-shaping the way Gen Z works (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Younger workers have higher eco-anxiety than those who’ve come before them. It’s affecting where they can – and will – work.

Here’s why a whole group of men is being overlooked in the workforce (Read @ CNN)
The labor shortage has been a defining feature of the pandemic job market and it’s not getting better any time soon. But there is a whole group of workers who are being overlooked even though they could be part of the solution.


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