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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:

Pay Transparency Can Feel Challenging, but the Time Is Now (Read @ Indeed)
Indeed recently introduced pay estimates on most job postings and is working with employers to encourage including salary information when they post a job. The move benefits everyone. Here’s why.

Fresh Findings Reveal an Evolving State of Text Recruitment (Read @ ERE)
With more jobs to fill and fewer recruiters to fill them, many employers are reevaluating how to effectively attract and hire talent. According to new findings by Aptitude Research, 68% of companies are rethinking specifically their approach to candidate communication this year.

A Quicker Way to Connect with Candidates
Did you know that 98% of text messages are opened and read versus just 20-28% for emails? It’s a staggering statistic.

The Truth Behind ‘No One Wants to Work Anymore’ (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Nobody wants to work anymore. It’s the rallying cry of business owners, recruiters:, and cranky people who aren’t getting the coffee fast enough at Starbucks.

What to Look For When Hiring Remote Workers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The data is clear: employees want the flexibility to work remote. Whether it’s a desire to miss commute time, an itch to travel the world, or the simple ease of working in their pajamas, more and more employees are requesting to be remote workers. Since the COVID-19 pandemic helped prove that remote work can, in fact, be just as productive, more and more companies are shrugging their shoulders and saying “fine”.

12 Sourcing Tactics to Help You Find Exceptional Candidates (Read @ LinkedIn)
We spoke to Angie, founder, CEO, and “sourceress” of Vaia Talent, to arm you with the right tools for the task. Angie has been in the sourcing game for more than 15 years, and she’s picked up a lot of tricks and tips along the way. “I wish I had known all of this when I got into the business,” she jokes.

Balancing pressure to hire with a lower-than-expected talent pool (Read @ Indeed)
It’s a common recruitment challenge. You’re feeling the pressure to extend an offer or risk more attrition — or even lose that headcount in potential budget cuts. But you also don’t want to make the wrong hire.

Candidate Ghosting and Job Seeker Confidence (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Now, as job optimism about the future labor market outlook wanes, the share of job seekers who say they have ghosted a potential employer is rapidly falling. The survey provides insight into who ghosts employers, when, and why.

Why Skills-Based Hiring is Here to Stay (Read @ SHRM)
Skills-based hiring is coming to the fore. Harvard Business School analysts suggest that “only 27% of the pivot to skills-based approaches in the hiring processes are “cyclical resets” or short-term responses to the recruitment crisis, while the majority (63%) are “structural resets.”


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