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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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Fair Chance Hiring: An Employer’s Competitive Edge (Read @ Indeed)
In this tight labor market, employers are eager to hire. But too often, they overlook a large pool of talented, dependable and high-performing workers who tend to stay at a job longer than the average employee.

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Lean Out: Employees Are Accepting Lower Pay In Order To Work Remotely (Read @ NPR)
In 2020, companies embraced remote work while the pandemic raged. Approaching three years later, more than a third of American workers say they’re still able to work from home full time, and almost a quarter say they can do so part time, according to a recent poll by McKinsey & Company.

The Biggest Problem With Remote Work (Read @ The Atlantic)
Remote work seems fully entrenched in American life. Offices are more than half empty nationwide, while restaurants and movie theaters are packed. Housing prices in suburbs and small towns have surged as white-collar workers take advantage of the demise of the daily commute.

No Experience? No Problem. She Had Something More Valuable — Grit (Read @ LinkedIn)
She might not have a degree from a prestigious university or a resume padded with Fortune 500 companies, but Linda Le has something every employer wants, even if they don’t know it. She has grit.

As pay transparency laws go into effect, businesses push back (Read @ Fast Company)
As multiple states have adopted pay transparency laws, many companies have pushed back, attempting to amend and circumvent legislation. But their efforts may be futile in a tight labor market.

The over-qualified workers struggling to find a job (Read @ BBC Worklife)
When Emily wanted to move into her dream career, she assumed her best option was to apply for an entry-level admin position and work her way up. There was a vacancy at a major entertainment company in London; her five years working at other multinational corporations meant she fulfilled every requirement of the job spec.

Millions of Americans Regret the Great Resignation (Read @ Bloomberg)
About 20 million Americans quit their jobs in the first five months of this year, in what’s come to be known as the Great Resignation. Many now regret the decision, according to a new survey.

More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone (Read/Listen @ NPR)
On a recent summer Friday, 59-year old LaDonna Speiser takes her grand-nephew to the pool and helps her mother-in-law with errands. She visits the eye doctor and makes an appointment with a physical therapist. She even spends some time reading on the patio. She’s able to do all this because her employer, a company called Healthwise, offers her a four-day workweek.

It’s Time to Streamline the Hiring Process (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
A bad hiring decision is expensive. Replacing an employee costs companies anywhere from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And this might just be the tip of the iceberg, as a poor hire will also have indirect costs, for example in regards to morale and company culture.


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