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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:

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Indeed Hiring Insights: Using Data to Find the Right Talent, Right Now (Read @ Indeed)
We’re in the most competitive job market in a generation, with fewer available workers than openings; 94% of US employers at state and local chambers of commerce report that finding workers is either difficult or very difficult. Resignations are at record highs, and Indeed’s research shows that 33% of employers are worried the trend will continue.

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).

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.

4 Reasons Top Candidates Are Fleeing After the Initial Interview (Read @ Inc.)
In recruiting, there is no worse feeling than finding a great candidate who has the skill set, job experience, and attitude you are looking for in a role — only to have them drop out of the hiring process after the first interview.

7 things companies get wrong when writing job descriptions (Read @ Fast Company)
Everyone’s looking for a job these days—even people who are gainfully employed. And hiring companies can’t seem to find enough talent to replace those workers who leave. Given this new reality, it’s surprising that hiring companies don’t create more enticing job descriptions.

Half of US workers are actively job hunting or mulling a change (Read @ Quartz)
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.

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.




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