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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday, and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

iRecruit Adds Two-Factor Authentication
In an ongoing effort to improve security within the iRecruit Recruiting and Onboarding platform we have added an email-based Two-Factor Authentication for all users effective September 1st, 2022.

How Much Work Should You Ask to See From Job Candidates? (Read @ Inc.)
I’ve recently read some pushback on employers that ask candidates, as part of the hiring process, to complete assignments that may take many hours to do.

Gen Z Workers Demand Flexibility, Don’t Want to Be Stuffed in a Cubicle (Read @ The Washington Post)
When Ginsey Stephenson moved to San Francisco for work in February, she finally met and mixed with her colleagues for the first time. It was something the 23-year-old had longed for since entering the professional world out of college seven months prior.

Getting Lots of Applicants but Not Finding “The One”? Consider This (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Thousands of candidates viewed your most recent job post — and plenty applied. As you wade through the seemingly endless resumes and profiles, it’s clear you’re getting a tremendous applicant response. The problem? They aren’t the right candidates for the role.

Take Advantage of ZipRecruiter’s TrafficBoost to Reach More Qualified Applicants for Just $299
The ZipRecruiter TrafficBoost provides increases your job visibility on ZipRecruiter.com, its partner sites, niche job boards, and targeted job alert emails that reach candidates who have applied to similar jobs in your area.

California poised to strengthen pay transparency, reporting mandates (Read @ HR Dive)
California lawmakers passed Tuesday a law, SB 1162, that would require employers in the state to provide pay ranges when they announce, post, publish or otherwise make known an available job.

Why ‘quiet quitting’ is nothing new (Read @ BBC Worklife)
The idea of slowly withdrawing from overworking has gone viral. This ‘quiet quitting’ has actually been happening for decades – but its newfound popularity says a lot about work now.

Answer these 3 questions to improve your approach to DEI (Read @ Fast Company)
After 7 years, more than 30 corporate engagements, and thousands of hours spent testing and validating a change approach and new cultural maturity assessment tool within Fortune 500 organizations, the one thing I’ve seen that rings true in the halls of corporations is this: In order for organizations to future-proof their business, thrive, and retain top talent, they must throw out the old DEI playbook.

The Return of Retirees to the Workforce (Read @ ERE)
As business leaders battle for talent, they need to start thinking outside the box to expand their workforces. This includes reducing the barriers to entry for those who haven’t typically been considered for hourly roles — like people over the age of 55.

Companies are ‘flex-washing’ to attract talent—but there will be a backlash (Read @ Fortune)
Companies have been widely using “flexible work” in their attempts to attract talent in the wake of the Great Resignation. According to Jabra’s 2022 Hybrid Ways of Working Report, 63% of employees prefer a hybrid work setup that provides flexibility.


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