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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:

Are Candidates Falling Into Your HR “Black Hole?” (Read @ Indeed)
Here’s the scenario: You’re getting good traffic to your job posts and candidates are applying. But, even so, you’re losing top talent because it takes weeks—or longer—to move from application to interview to hire.

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Of Course You’ll Pay Well for New Talent. But What About Your Current Talent? (Read @ LinkedIn)
Robert Sweeney, CEO and founder of technical recruiting firm Facet, told a story on LinkedIn recently about when he was a software engineer at Netflix. One day his boss marched into his office and informed him that he was giving him a raise. He’d been on the job only a few months.

Seven ways to recruit and retain Gen Z employees (Read @ Glassdoor)
Members of Gen Z were born between 1997 and 2012. Glassdoor’s Economic Research Team studied the older sect to learn where Gen Z wants to work by leveraging job application data and company reviews on our platform.

interview candidates have stopped giving me their availability when I ask for it (Read @ Ask a Manager)
Prior to the shifts in the job market, about 80% of the time people would send back their full availability, and 20% would be vague, ask for a specific time due to schedule constraints, or decide they didn’t want to go through with it.

The world’s largest four-day workweek pilot just launched in the U.K. (Read @ Washington Post)
Thousands of workers in Britain had another reason to celebrate after returning from a long weekend to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. They’re participating in the world’s biggest trial of the four-day workweek, as the global movement toward fewer workdays gathers momentum in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wells Fargo to rethink diversity policy after former employees speak of fake interviews (Read @ CBS News)
Wells Fargo has suspended a hiring policy that required managers to interview diverse candidates before offering someone a job, the banking giant confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch.

New Research on Attracting Mid-Career Candidates (Read @ ERE)
Finding exceptional talent is about to get harder. According to a new report by the Hinge Research Institute, 30% of mid-career professionals (between 30 to 45 years old) quit their job over the past year. A third of those left without another job lined up.


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