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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:

How Background Screening Can Help You Get to Know Your Volunteers (Read @ Verified First)
Getting to know your volunteers is a great way to improve your nonprofit’s company culture. While you could already be on a first-name basis with many volunteers, truly knowing those you’re inviting to serve in your organization goes beyond face value. There is more to a person than a name. Ask yourself, “how well do I really know my volunteers?”

What Women at Work Need Post-Pandemic: 7 Tips For Employers (Read @ Monster)
The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report revealed that while men have recouped all their labor force losses since the start of the pandemic, there are still over 1 million fewer women at work as of January 2022 as there were in February 2020, according to data analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).

What is Work Opportunity Tax Credit Screening?
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit known as #WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers. When you include WOTC Screening with iRecruit, it can save your company significant amounts of money.

Time to Close the Opportunity Gap (Read @ Opportunity at Work)
Unemployment, income inequality, and a host of other economic challenges have all been blamed on the so-called “skills gap.” But addressing this gap requires first correcting a fundamental misdiagnosis of the problem that has plagued so-called “low-skill” workers.

8 Key Job Interview Questions to Ask Remote Workers (Read @ Inc.)
The pandemic upended where, when, and how we work. Over the past two years, employers have experimented with new, flexible ways of working, and many have made the move to permanent remote workplaces.

The demand for flexible work ‘will only accelerate’ in coming years as workers feel more empowered (Read @ CNBC)
In the past two years, work has changed tremendously as many people shifted to remote work, went through a career change, or quit working altogether. One thing that seems to be favored amongst most workers, however, is flexibility.

4 Ways to Advance Your Career as a Talent Leader (Read @ LinkedIn)
Are you eyeing that next phase of your career but not sure how to get there? For many recruiters who have mastered the art (and science) of finding talent, working successfully with hiring managers, and getting top candidates to “yes,” the next step is to become a talent leader.

Four ways companies can find the ‘hidden talent’ (Read @ HR Dive)
Employers want to hire faster; job seekers want to find jobs faster. Despite this mutual desire to improve the hiring cycle, we’re seeing large steps back with applicant tracking systems that continue to filter deserving candidates out.

Remote Work Has Opened the Door to a New Approach to Hiring (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Imagine a consultant telling a C-level executive in 2019 that huge swaths of their company could transition to remote work with only a few days’ notice, they would experience a productivity boost after an adjustment period, and many of those workers would not want to return to the office.

Half of US workers are actively job hunting or mulling a change (Read @ QZ)
In a survey last June, Prudential Financial found that about a quarter of US respondents planned to leave their employer once the risk of the pandemic had decreased. Well, here we are—covid restrictions in the US are lifting, offices are reopening—and sure enough, 22% of participants in Prudential’s newest survey say they are already hunting for a new role.


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