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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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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Candidates Job Hopping Not Just Jobs, But Careers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Thirty years ago, it may have been a big red flag for a hiring manager to see an applicant resume showing a string of one- to two-year tenures with previous employers.

When Hiring, Prioritize Assignments Over Interviews (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Companies over-rely on interviews when hiring, which has been shown to be a poor predictor of future performance and introduces opportunities for bias. As an alternative, try giving candidates who make it past an initial screening test a small test of the primary skill the job requires. For instance, ask a coder to solve a small coding project.

Still Not Recovered: Older Workforce in the U.S. (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Despite the death, illness, disruption, and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans seem to have emerged from the episode better off, at least in economic terms. 2.5 years after the start of the pandemic, the employment rate among prime working-age African American men, for example, has risen 2.0 percentage points above its pre-pandemic rate.

4-Day Workweek Brings No Loss of Productivity, Companies in Experiment Say (Read @ New York Times)
More than 70 companies in Britain are undergoing a six-month experiment in which their employees get a paid day off each week. So far, most companies say it’s going well.

Navigating the Rapidly Changing Hiring Landscape (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Learn more about the hiring landscape, emerging trends, and why balancing human-centric leadership with data analytics will be the key to success to move through this age of technology and human capital.

What happens when employees get a three-day weekend every month? (Read @ Quartz)
Between quiet quitting and the ongoing struggle to attract and retain talent across many industries, burnout is as bad as ever. According to Indeed, 67% of all workers believe burnout has worsened over the last two years.

Unemployment numbers paint a positive picture for workers with disabilities — but it may not last (Read @ HR Dive)
Unemployment numbers for workers with disabilities have returned to pre-pandemic levels and remained steady there for several months, according to data released this week by the Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire. That’s good news for workers with disabilities, according to researchers, but challenges may be on the horizon.

Hiring Managers Are Not Hiring Experts (Read @ ERE)
Recently, a friend of mine wanted to tack on a side hustle and give grocery delivery a try. They got their first order and they were like a kid on Christmas. So excited! They go to the store, list on their phone, ready to go.


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