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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 Great Resignation or the Great Rethink? (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
A friend of mine — I’ll call him Jim — was in the running for a C-suite job at his company, a consumer packaged goods firm. I’ve known him for years, and he’d always seemed happy and fulfilled in his career. So, imagine my surprise when not long ago I got this two-word text message from him: “I quit.”

5 Ways Recruiting Is Different in Europe (Read @ NovoResume)
Whether you’re a candidate looking for work or a recruiter looking for talent, you should know before you go that European recruiting and American recruiting are different beasts. The same tactics that work in the U.S. won’t work in Europe — and vice versa.

Reach More Candidates with Texting (iRecruit TXT)
The average open rate of text messages is 98% versus the open rate for emails at 20%, using iRecruit TXT can help you increase your time to fill and time to find easily.

A candidate spilled their pay history. What’s HR’s next move? (Read @ HR Dive)
When job seekers utter their current or previous earnings, that information serves as a cue for recruiters, hiring managers and HR to remember the state and local laws of their jurisdiction, according to Fisher Phillips Partner Kathleen Caminiti.

Say goodbye to 9-to-5: More and more, Corporate America is letting people work whenever they want (Read @ Fortune)
Among the many changes to work and life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the actual hours many remote employees worked veered dramatically from the traditional nine-to-five.

Getting Ghosted? Create a Memorable Candidate Experience (Read @ Gallup)
For both candidates and talent acquisition teams, this wild job market has ushered in more “ghosting” than ever before. It’s never been more important that your candidate experience is on point. Candidates have high expectations and plenty of options in this job seekers market.

The ‘ghost colleagues’ of the remote workplace (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Remote working during the pandemic shrank employees’ worlds. Now, some colleagues feel like they simply don’t exist in workers’ daily lives – and it’s having an effect.

Talent Pros Reveal Top Tactics to Fill Roles Today (Read @ ERE)
What is one way you are successfully filling positions in today’s unpredictable labor market? This question was posed to talent professionals for their insights. From TK to TO, here’s what they had to say.

‘Let’s Reject Him:’ Man Gets CC’d Into Company Email After Applying for Job (Read @ Newsweek)
A man was stunned after claiming to have been cc’d into a rejection email from a company after applying for a job. Alexander shared a clip to his TikTok page, under username @noveltygay, where he used a green screen to project the email.

Workplaces are in denial over how much Americans have changed (Read @ The Guardian)
Nearly six months before Covid-19, Yale historian Frank Snowden wrote a book about epidemics and pandemics. What he found was that these periods of suffering reshape not just how societies function, but also how humans want to spend their limited time on Earth.


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