Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
The Return of Older Workers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
While the Great Resignation was originally blamed by many on lazy younger workers happy to sit back and collect COVID relief checks, further data showed that much of the labor shortage was due to older workers retiring early in large numbers. Many found that their skyrocketing home values and soaring stock prices in their 401(k)s gave them the financial security they needed to avoid the COVID and post-COVID workplace shakeups.
Creative Ways to Use Texting with iConnect
iRecruit customers who also use the convenient texting feature, iRecruit TXT, can find creative ways to communicate with new hires.
How Honest Should Recruiters Be? (Read @ ERE)
One of the realities of being a recruiter is that at some point in your career, you are going to work somewhere that hiring conditions are less than ideal. Maybe the company has an insanely toxic culture. Maybe the hiring manager is a sociopath. Maybe the role is not as defined as it should be. I know I have faced all of these at some point in my career. This type of challenge keeps the job interesting, right?
Why You Should Never Make an Offer Unless You’re Sure It Will Be Accepted (Read @ LinkedIn)
If you’ve ever had an offer turned down or had a candidate say, “I have to think about it,” you made the offer too soon. You’ve probably also broken the cardinal principle that every recruiter must follow: “Never make a formal offer until it’s been 100% accepted. Test it first, test it again, and continue to test it until the candidate says yes.”
Job Market Keeps Humming, But Shows Signs of Cooling (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
In today’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Report, released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, hires remained extremely high at 6.4 million, quits remained extremely high at 4.2 million, and layoffs remained extremely low at 1.3 million. But job openings dropped to 10.7 million, falling below 11 million for the first time in 7 months, an indication that the labor market could slacken and hiring slow down in the coming months.
How the world’s biggest four-day workweek trial run changed people’s lives (Read @ CNN)
For the past eight weeks, thousands of people in the United Kingdom have tested a four-day schedule — with no cut to their pay — that could help usher in a new era of work. It’s the world’s biggest trial of a four-day work week so far. Already, some workers have said they feel happier, healthier and are doing better in their jobs.
EQUITY IN HIRING STARTS WITH THE JOB DESCRIPTION (Read @ CRN)
The well-cited 2020 McKinsey study on equity and inclusion established that a diverse workforce can lead to higher-performing and profitable teams. Yet questions remain around how to increase diversity in the hiring pipeline.
Glassdoor ordered to unmask former toy company employees who posted scathing criticism, showing the scary stakes of ‘anonymous’ reviews (Read @ Fortune)
Last week, Alex Tse, a magistrate judge in a Northern California district court, ruled in favor of a New Zealand–based billion-dollar toy company called Zuru in its case against Glassdoor. Zuru’s co-CEOs alleged that anonymous “false, disparaging and defamatory” reviews on the employer-review site materially harmed its business and complicated its recruiting process.
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