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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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Adding Video Content in iConnect
iRecruit customers with iConnect, remote onboarding, can use video for new hires to welcome new hires, present “about us” marketing content, or use for training. Customers can also add questionnaires into the video page (or a separate page) to ask questions to make sure the new hire has actually watched the video, and understands its content.

Candidate Experience: How To Get It Right and Win More Top-Tier Talent (Read @ LinkedIn)
We’re in the midst of a candidate-driven market, giving job seekers plenty of choices when it comes to where they want to work. In the United States, for example, there are two job openings for every unemployed person.

Competing in the New Talent Market (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Many business leaders are asking when the workplace will get back to normal. If by normal, they mean “2019,” the short answer is “never.” And that might be a good thing. Blame, or credit, Covid-19.

4 Hacks to Increase Traffic to Your Job Posting (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
When it comes to filling open positions, your job posting has a huge role to play. It’s where potential candidates will learn about the position, what it entails, and what qualifications are needed. If you’ve had an open position for months and are seeing little to no applications coming in, you may want to start at the top of your hiring funnel and make sure your job posting is firing on all cylinders. Running a few diagnostics on the position is great, but it can also be helpful to look at the bigger picture: How large of a role does recruitment play in your company’s day-to-day functioning?

The job market has been like a musical chair. Will the music stop? (Read @ NY Times)
“Everyone is feeling the whiplash,” said Suzanne Bates, partner and managing director of corporate strategy firm BTS. “It’s this weird reversal of fate where everyone has been incredibly busy — and they still have needs, customers and customers — but at the same time there’s a lot of whispering in the hallways about renting a freeze.”

Easier to hire from outside than promote from inside? What that means (Read @ HR Executive)
No matter what you call what large employers have been going through lately—the labor shortage, wage shortage, the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffle—managers know that skills gaps have not been easy to fill. The one bright side is that many businesses have had the budgets to attract and retain talent.

Hourly workers are being passed over for career advancement, report says (Read @ HR Dive)
Most hourly workers aren’t receiving opportunities for advancement or promotion, data suggests — about 70% of respondents told Jobcase as much. Specifically, skills-based and hourly workers lack career growth opportunities in the form of training or education, per the study.

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.

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