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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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Returnship Programs Can Help Organizations Hire Great Employees (Read @ HR Bartender)
I read a Harvard Business Review article recently titled “Return to Work Programs Come of Age”. The article was about hiring employees who have been out of the workforce for a while. And by a while, I mean years. The reasons could vary from parenting to caregiving to retirement. It’s a good read and definitely an idea worth consideration.

HR.com Speaks with Brian Kelly About iRecruit, and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Brian Kelly, Managing Partner of CMS iRecruit, speaks with Sue Morton of HR.com Live, to discuss how iRecruit’s unique applicant tracking software facilitates seamless integration AND taps into additional talent pools that give tax service credits using WOTC. In the interview Brian explains to Sue what makes iRecruit different from other ATS systems and how iRecruit provides a unique experience.

The Labor Market Remains Strong, But… (Read @ ERE)
March was another big month for the labor market despite continued global unrest and inflation headlines. The U.S. added 431,000 jobs during the month, bringing the year-to-date total to almost 1.7 million. That is almost three times the pace of job gains prior to the pandemic.

How to Add an Offer Letter Template in iConnect
iConnect is iRecruit’s flexible paperless onboarding module. Customers can use iConnect to collect additional information from candidates. Have new hires complete paperwork, such as I-9s, W-4s and other important new hire forms. You can also use iConnect to store documents such as your employee handbook, or files that a candidate may need to upload securely.

LinkedIn adds Stay at Home Mom to job titles list; will it help women re-enter the workforce? (Read @ USA Today)
A few months ago, I was talking with a mom friend of mine who had not worked – outside of her home and the daily care of her four children, that is – since shortly after her first son was born 12 years ago. Before kids, she had not one but two gratifying careers, first as a schoolteacher, then as a registered nurse.

The sky-high cost of returning to the office (Read @ BBC Worklife)
“It’s time for Americans to get back to work and fill our great downtowns again,” President Joe Biden said earlier this year. He’s not the only political leader calling for workers to head back to the office. “Mother Nature does not like working from home,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced late last year, as he predicted a wholesale return to pre-pandemic commuting levels.

Why Employment Gaps Aren’t a Deal Breaker (Read @ Indeed)
It’s a tough labor market out there. Since workers quit their jobs at record-breaking rates in 2021, employers have continued to face difficulty filling open roles and managing high levels of turnover.

What New Graduates Are Looking for From Employers in the Age of the Great Resignation (Read @ Inc.)
It’s graduation season, and a new pool of talent is entering the market. Though these new candidates may be pickier about what they’re looking for and what’s going to make them want to stay at a job.

California could adopt a four-day workweek. Is that a good thing? (Read @ QZ)
“The drive for the four-day workweek has become serious.” A feature writer for the New York Times Magazine made that argument… in 1964. “The time has come to take a hard look at both the presumed advantages and disadvantages,” wrote the late Edward Chase.

South Carolina Hotel to Offer Case Study for Hiring Workers With Disabilities (Read @ Skift)
The Shepherd Hotel will open in downtown Clemson, South Carolina, with a commitment that’s unusual among hotels. It plans to employ dozens of people with intellectual disabilities, many diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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