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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:

U.S. warns of discrimination in using artificial intelligence to screen job candidates (Read @ NPR)
The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers that the commonly used hiring tools could violate civil rights laws.

Why Are Companies Hiring More Multilingual Workers? (Read @ SHRM)
Interacting with clients and customers around the world has become part of doing business at many companies, including small operations with just a few employees. Thanks to the ability to connect instantly with global customers, as well as with new employees and freelancers who are working remotely, employers are recognizing the importance of hiring talent who can communicate in languages beyond English.

iConnect Paperless New Hire Workflow
iConnect is iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, which is available as an add on to the Applicant Tracking Software. iConnect allows you to take control of the mountain of new hire paperwork and manage it online in your secure iRecruit database.

I apply for remote jobs … and then it turns out they’re not remote (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’m currently applying for jobs and have a combination of skills that seems quite wanted where I live. Therefore, I don’t worry so much about finding a job I can do well and pays a salary I could comfortably live off. But I do worry about finding the right job where I’m challenged and able to acquire new skills and that also pays well. And one of the most important things for me is that it has to be remote for 95% of the time.

Fed official says he doesn’t buy the ‘Great Resignation’ — suggests employers play up labor shortage to avoid paying higher wages (Read @ Market Watch)
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari said he doesn’t “really buy the Great Resignation” — the term for the Americans who have quit their jobs in droves during the pandemic. Instead, it’s more that people are leaving certain careers to seize better opportunities in others, Kashkari said during a talk Friday at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

What Stops Employees from Applying for Internal Roles (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
More than 4 million workers are quitting their jobs each month in the U.S. alone. One reason is that people are increasingly reexamining what they want out of their job and career. In an October 2021 Gartner survey of 3,515 employees, 65% reported that the pandemic has made them rethink the role of work in their lives. For many employees, the result has meant leaving their employers for a new role elsewhere.

Why Remote Work May Still Be a Perk (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread shift to working remotely. Companies around the world were initially forced to shift millions of workers to remote work, and many have since decided to make that setup permanent or at least provide that option. This recent trend is so prevalent that many employers and recruiters assume the ability to work remotely is no longer really even a “perk” but rather something employees expect and competitors are offering.

Want to recruit recent college grads? Here’s what they want (Read @ HR Morning)
Many HR professionals are screaming for talent as they struggle to fill open positions of every kind. One solution to this problem: Know and offer recent college grads more of what they want.


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