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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:

Three Things Employers Don’t Know About the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit known as #WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from disadvantaged groups of workers.

How Pay Transparency Laws Could Change Talent Acquisition Management (Read @ Verified First)
Salary is still a big motivator for attracting talent. In fact, LinkedIn found that salary range and benefits were by far the most helpful aspect in determining if a candidate would apply for an open position.

Overcoming a spike in turnovers: what to do when retention rates drop (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Employee turnover is a reality, especially in the current job seeker-centric, post-pandemic landscape. During this “Great Resignation” period, 48% of the U.S. working population is actively searching for a job and worker disengagement is leading to a loss in productivity across all sectors. Already, employers are at a disadvantage. But without the right employer branding, businesses may experience even more severe turnover.

This Is the Best Job Interview Question, According to the Author of a New Book on Spotting Underrated Talent (Read @ Inc.)
Finding and hiring top talent is a challenge at any time. Thanks to a tight labor market, choosy employees, and ongoing debates about what knowledge work will look like post-pandemic, right now it’s a blood sport.

Tips to reel in Gen Z, from a LinkedIn recruiter (Read @ HR Dive)
Gen Z continues to lead the pack in what LinkedIn calls the Great Reshuffle. The job platform shared tips from one of its Generation Z-aged engineering recruiters, Madison Vitug, on May 18, recapping study insights and offering an inside scoop on Gen Z attitudes.

Why Many Women of Color Don’t Want to Return to the Office (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
It’s no mystery why women are far more likely than men to insist on working remotely. What may require more explanation is why people of color — particularly women of color — are so much less enthusiastic about on-site work than white people. One study found that only 3% of Black knowledge workers wanted to return to full-time on-site work, as opposed to 21% of white peers.

We should stop blaming workers for the Great Resignation–and start looking at the jobs they’re leaving (Read @ Fortune)
Two years into the pandemic, anxieties about the labor market persist. America is facing a labor crisis–and there is a multitude of opinions as to the cause: Is it employee burnout or difficulty stemming from unreliable child care?

15 Jobs You’ll Be Recruiting for in 2030 (Read @ LinkedIn)
Many of the jobs that today’s students will be doing in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. The big question for talent acquisition teams everywhere: What will those jobs be?


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