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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:

‘What Nobody Told Me When I Started Recruiting’ (Read @ ERE)
The thing about recruiters, though, is that here’s a long-standing joke in our industry: Ask any recruiter how they got into the field and their answer will inevitably start with, “It happened by accident. It certainly wasn’t by design.”

What Indeed’s New Chief People Officer Thinks about Hiring, Inclusivity and Retention (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
On June 13, Priscilla Koranteng joined Indeed as chief people officer (CPO). Koranteng will be part of Indeed’s senior leadership team and oversee people functions, including human resources (HR), recruiting and real estate. She joins Indeed during a period of tremendous growth and momentum for the company, as we seek to hire approximately 4,000 people over the next year. In addition, she joins Indeed, the #1 job site in the world, at a time when how, when and where people work is changing.

Is Your Hiring Process Costing You Talent? (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Job seekers aren’t only looking for higher pay and better workplace benefits. They’ve also lost patience with ever-cumbersome hiring processes. They know that they are in demand, and they want to see that employers recognize their value.

Your Prospective Employees Are Choosier. Here’s How to Provide What They Want (Read @ Inc.)
More than 40 million people left their jobs last year, and there the term Great Resignation was coined. Then a rush of other names followed: The Great Renegotiation and the Great Reshuffle, for example, as employees found better ways to earn a living, attain higher pay, enjoy flexibility with stability, and expect more from their employers.

Welcome New Employees with iConnect
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.

This is the key to  reaching all the generations with your hiring strategy (Read @ Fast Company)
We’ve spent so much time over the past two years analyzing the way companies and offices have been disrupted by COVID-19 that we’ve lost sight of the fact that, for the first time in history, five generations are together in the workforce. Gen Z, born between 1997 and 2010, quietly began launching careers in 2020, entering workplaces that had been completely upended by a global pandemic.

‘Never Find Work’: Recruiter Mocked for Anger at Prospect’s Current Salary (Read @ Newsweek)
The internet is roaring with laughter over a Reddit post telling the story of a job recruiter who was angry at what a potential prospect was currently making.

Why Retirees are Returning to Work — It’s Not for the Paycheck (Read @ Yahoo)
There might be a Great Resignation going on in some parts of the American workforce, but other parts are witnessing a Great Unretirement. A recent report from the AARP, citing data from the Indeed employment website, found that 1.7 million Americans who retired a year earlier have returned to the workforce. That represents just more than 3% of overall retirees.


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