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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads (Remote Work Edition)

Happy Friday! This week we’re taking a look at recent articles on recruiting remote workers:

Recruiting in a Remote Work Environment – Podcast

CMS iRecruit’s Brian Kelly featured on the Sage Thought Leadership Podcast with Ed Kless. 🎤 🎧

A Two-Year, 50-Million-Person Experiment in Changing How We Work (Read @ NY Times)
Kristen Egziabher was all jitters just before the pandemic, awaiting news of a possible raise, until her manager came back dejected from his meeting with the higher-ups. “I was presenting the case for you,” he told her. “And people were like, ‘We don’t really know Kristen. We only know her work.’”

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.

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.

iRecruit Customers Can Differentiate Their “remote” and “work from home” Jobs on Indeed.com
iRecruit has added new settings to support differentiating “remote” and “work from home” jobs on Indeed.com. This new option will work for your organic (free) posts, and for sponsored (paid) posts to Indeed.com.

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.

Creating A More Efficient Hiring Process with iRecruit and iConnect
When someone is hired, traditionally they would come in to the HR office for their orientation day, and filled out a whole bunch of new hire paperwork. It would take a few hours, and if you had more than one new start at a time, it could be very time consuming for the HR department.

Why a wide-scale return to the office is a myth (Read @ BBC Worklife)
For two years, employees have been waiting for ‘the day’ when everyone goes back to the office. But it’s probably never coming.

The Impact of Remote Work on Compensation (Read @ ERE)
The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced a handful of new lessons and trends, especially as it relates to the workplace and labor market. Five months ago, of all the changes brought on by the pandemic, few have been more far-reaching than the work-from-home (WFH) trend. With widespread lockdown measures, as many as half of all U.S. employees are now operating with remote-work statuses.

Recruiting Goes Remote (Read @ SHRM)
Recruiting has changed for both recruiters and candidates since COVID-19 made its unwelcome arrival. Both groups are adapting to video platforms for interviewing, skipping the onsite company tour and going through the hiring process from home.

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.

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.


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