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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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There’s a Looming Workplace Crisis. Employers Don’t Care. (Read @ Slate)
Nearly two and a half years into a pandemic that has transformed many people’s work lives, companies still haven’t figured out how to manage COVID-related sick leave. American workers, who historically have been offered five to 10 paid sick days per year—if they’re allotted sick time at all—have found, unsurprisingly, that’s just not adequate right now.

The ‘aspiration gap’: Why many women aim lower than men (Read @ BBC Worklife)
The gender gap in pay, positions and even pensions for working women is well established, but research shows that a gender aspiration gap has also emerged in recent years. This is when women do not aspire to rise through the ranks in the same way as men do, and it could affect efforts to encourage more women to apply for leadership roles at work.

Vaccine Requirements in Job Ads Are Declining (Read @ SHRM)
The number of employers asking job applicants to be vaccinated before starting a new role continues to fall. About 5.9 percent of U.S. job listings cited vaccination as a necessity for applicants as of June 30, according to a new analysis at the Indeed Hiring Lab.

Pay Transparency Can Feel Challenging, but the Time Is Now (Read @ Indeed)
What is pay transparency? At the most literal level, it’s when companies provide information about how they compensate their roles. That might mean posting pay ranges in job listings or being open about how current employees are paid.

Attract Top Talent by Adding This to Your Next Job Posting (Read @ Inc.)
Ever get that feeling that you are missing out on great talent? If you have been finding that your candidates are somewhat lacking lately, it may be time to overhaul your hiring process — specifically, by getting into the nitty gritty of your job descriptions.

The Undervaluing of Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
Recruiters sometimes feel like they are separated from the rest of the organization. Yes, they work with hiring managers to identify hiring needs. And the really good recruiters are fully attuned to their customers, acting as advisors as talent needs arise.

Is the candidate’s market over? (Read @ Fast Company)
For the past year, we’ve written a lot about the Great Resignation and the power position today’s job candidates have. But with hiring freezes and layoffs now making the news, do they signal the end of the hottest job market for candidates in years? Not exactly, experts say.

Hiring is HR’s No. 1 priority and challenge. What now? (Read @ HR Dive)
In HR Dive’s second annual Identity of HR survey, readers’ responses illuminated a troubling trend. Finding and acquiring new talent was listed as a top priority, as well as a top stressor. Survey respondents cited hiring as their top concern (36.49%) — more than compliance (about 7%), training (almost 8%), and tech (roughly 7%).

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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