Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
How to Use Texting with iRecruit
Texting is available to all iRecruit customers who would like to incorporate texting into their arsenal of recruiting tools. iRecruit TXT allows users to initiate conversations with applicants directly from the applicant’s profile page.
Job Seeker Interest in Holiday Jobs Up 33% from 2021 (Read @ Hiring Lab)
Job seeker interest in holiday work is heating up after two lukewarm years. As of September 30, holiday-related seasonal job searches on Indeed as a share of total job searches (see Methodology) reached its highest level since 2019.
Engaging Gen Z Is Critical for HR — and the Future of Work — According to LinkedIn’s CEO (Read @ LinkedIn)
With thousands of the world’s top talent leaders gathered for Talent Connect 2022 in person and virtually, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky had big things on his mind when he took the stage this morning to address the gathering.
Haunted Hiring: Spooky Stories from HR (Read @ Verified First)
Double, double toil and trouble – hiring today can be a struggle! In this tough talent landscape, HR and TA professionals have seen it all. From candidates who mysteriously vanish and applicants who feel like they’ve stepped out of a nightmare, finding new hires that fit your organization can be more of a scream than a dream.
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.
Companies Are ‘Catfishing’ Job Candidates (Read @ SHRM)
Catfishing is the process of luring someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona. But a recent survey showed that businesses are also using catfishing-like tactics to attract job candidates under false pretenses.
Your Job Candidates Don’t Owe You Thank You Notes (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Job hunting is hell. When you search for a new perfect person to fill a vacancy, remember that your candidates go through hell to find a new job. Who should be grateful that they are willing to do it?
4 Innovative Ways to Attract Candidates Through Content Marketing (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Content marketing has become a buzzword in recent years, but it’s actually a very simple concept: using content to do your marketing. Instead of hard selling, content marketing focuses on being creative and attracting the right people. By creating pieces (blogposts, videos, Instagram posts, white pages, etc.) about what it’s like to work with you, you’ll be selling your open roles to candidates.
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