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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:

6 Job Description Examples — and What Makes Them Effective (Read @ LinkedIn)
Here’s the bad news: 99% of job descriptions are painfully long and boring. Here’s the good news: 99% of job descriptions are painfully long and boring.

Transparency by the Numbers: an Indeed Special Report (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Pay transparency is on the rise, according to two new Indeed surveys of more than 1,000 human resources leaders and hiring decision makers. A taboo topic across most industries until recently.

Research: The Unintended Consequences of Pay Transparency (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Companies around the world have been increasingly adopting pay transparency policies and practices as a means of narrowing the gender pay gap and fostering an engaged and positive working environment that builds trust. Pay transparency can help companies achieve these goals — but it can also have unintended consequences.

How Verified First Helps Organizations Transform from Good to Great (Read @ Verified First)
Our purpose is to make companies great by helping them make effective hiring decisions. We’re breaking down how we achieve this goal by highlighting who we are, what we do, and how Verified First remains your one-stop shop for all background screening needs.

How to Recruit and Hire the Best Talent Lacking a team you can trust can bottleneck your business (Read @ Inc.)
When it comes to recruiting and hiring, most companies usually run the same process of creating a job description, reviewing resumes of possible candidates, interviewing, and in some cases, reaching out to references.

The Rise of the Worker Productivity Score (Read @ NY Times)
Across industries and incomes, more employees are being tracked, recorded and ranked. What is gained, companies say, is efficiency and accountability. What is lost?

‘How Much Time Can I Ask For to Consider a Job Offer?’ (Read @ The Cut)
I am in the middle of job-searching, and one of the most stressful parts is the different hiring timelines that organizations are on. Some get back to you in 16 hours, some get back to you in a month. Some let you know their timeline for interviewing and hiring from the start. But with others, you have no clue if they are looking to hire in one month or three.

The Persistence of the Worst Interview Question (Read @ ERE)
What’s the most common interview question asked by the hiring managers at your company? If your organization is like most, it’s “Tell me about yourself.” Yet, notwithstanding its ubiquity, it’s one of the least useful interview questions hiring managers ask.

4 Strategies to Get Candidates to Open Your Emails! (Read @ Tim Sackett)
CB Insights did some testing with their own email newsletter that went out to 175K+. A very big sample, and the reality is they have the exact same goal as we all do, Get Candidates to Open Our Email!

Getting Started with iConnect: Making the Switch from Paper to Online Forms Is Easier Than You Think!
iConnect is iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, which is available as an add on to the Applicant Tracking Software. iConnect allows you to take control of the mountain of new hire paperwork and manage it online in your secure iRecruit database.

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