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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:

iRecruit TXT – Message Templates to Save for Texting Applicants
Texting is available to all iRecruit customers who would like to incorporate texting into their arsenal of recruiting tools. iRecruit TXT allows users to initiate conversations with applicants directly from the applicant’s profile page. iRecruit users can have a faster time to fill by using texting.

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.

How to Make an Offer Your Top Candidate Won’t Turn Down (Read @ LinkedIn)
Job applicants know they have options. With many candidates currently in high demand, talent has the freedom to turn down opportunities that once would have been considered dream assignments.

What’s the Best Time to Send Rejection Letters? Or is there no such thing as a best time for bad news? (Read @ Inc.)
Is there a standard for when to send out rejection letters? I deal with a lot of hiring in my job and I usually know as soon as I review a résumé or hold an interview whether I’m going to reject someone, but I have always figured that people don’t want to receive a rejection notice within hours of leaving a job interview, so I wait a few days.

It’s time for employers to embrace remote and hybrid work (Read @ CareerBuilder.com)
The pandemic has, obviously, changed the way we work — whether that is forever is anyone’s guess. High-level investment firms demanding a return to the office are famously facing pushback from Gen Z employees who have come of age professionally in a fully remote culture while certain technology firms, despite their sizable real estate investments in glam offices with all the perks, are allowing workers to choose their own adventure in terms of location and literal face time.

Recruiters Have a Surprisingly Big Impact on Employee Engagement (Read @ ERE)
When people think about the roles most responsible for employee engagement, HR usually tops the list, followed by senior executives and people managers. Recruiters, while incredibly important, don’t have quite the same obvious link to employee engagement.

One-way video interviews are impersonal, candidates say, and raise privacy concerns (Read @ HR Brew)
The increasing use of AI-enabled hiring tools often finds job applicants hyping their credentials in front of a reflection of themselves. Also known as “automated,” or “asynchronous” video interviews, one-way interviews have been marketed by some vendors as a way to cut through a deluge of applications with algorithms.

Recruiting Is Harder Than It Looks: 74% Of Companies Underperform (Read @ JOSH BERSIN)
This week we launched our new global Talent Acquisition research (all about sourcing, recruiting, and attracting people) and the results are staggering. While nearly every company is trying to hire (the unemployment rate is below 3.6% and the economy is creating more than 400,000 new jobs each month), recruiting teams are not keeping up.

Diversity in the C-Suite: Data and Facts About Minority Executive Leadership (Read @ M&A Executive Search)
In an age of social advocacy on the part of corporations, many have begun to practice what they preach. As they decry social injustice, some of the world’s biggest brands are elevating minorities and underrepresented groups to C-suite positions, giving them not only a well-deserved seat at the table, but a powerful voice for driving future social change.


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