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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:

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3 Hiring Secrets From a Leading Recruiter How to strategically navigate the minefield of modern recruiting. (Read @ Inc.)
In 1991, Bill Belichick was turned down for the head coaching position of the New York Giants because he was a former lacrosse player and, according to the general manager George Young, a “disheveled-looking mess.”

Overcoming candidate “ghosting”: How to keep candidates engaged, moving forward … and showing up (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
From cutting off communication early in the vetting process to skipping interviews without warning to failing to show up on day one, candidate ghosting has become increasingly problematic, with 76% of employers saying they’ve been ghosted in the past year.

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What employers need to know about disability at work (Read @ HR Dive)
July is Disability Pride Month, celebrated to honor the Americans with Disabilities Act signed July 26, 1990. While the ADA is 32 years old this year, progress for workers with disabilities has taken time, as the stories below illustrate. Job ads can easily leave workers out, even accidentally.

The ZipRecruiter Job Seeker Confidence Index (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
The ZipRecruiter Job Seeker Confidence Survey is a nationally representative monthly survey of U.S. job seekers that measures how optimistic or pessimistic they are about their ability to land their preferred jobs. Increased confidence is an indicator of future growth in wages and labor force participation.

4 Things Leaders Must Do to Greatly Improve Their Hiring Process Many hiring managers still unofficially use the ineffective airport test in hiring. (Read @ Inc.)
As companies look to fill the increase in vacant spots driven by the Great Resignation, some hope there’s a silver lining. Openings provide an opportunity to bring in new talent, including those of different gender or racial identities than they’ve hired in the past.

Diversity and inclusion: not (just) HR’s job (Read @ Glassdoor)
If your company wants to improve diversity, but management’s approach is to leave it up to the hiring managers, you’re missing out on the benefits of a truly inclusive and diverse culture.

How Remote Work Can Help Your Company Increase Neurodiversity (Read @ LinkedIn)
When remote work became widespread, it created new opportunities for a variety of people, from working parents to employees living far from employment hubs. But one group that has particularly benefited is workers who are neurodivergent — those with dyslexia, ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or other atypical neurological conditions.

How Objective Hiring Methods Can Reduce Bias and Discrimination (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
It has never been more important for HR teams to be capable of building and sustaining a diverse workforce. Companies with diverse employees aren’t just more innovative and high-performing than their peers; they’re also in a stronger position to attract and retain top talent. However, many organizations are still using traditional hiring methods that constrain their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.

The Overqualified Workers Struggling to Find Jobs (Read @ BBC Worklife)
“Intuitively, it seems employers would want to hire the most skilled and experienced candidates. But that’s not always the reality.”


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