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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

All About Texting with iRecruit (iRecruit TXT)
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.

Using Employee Engagement Surveys to Drive Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
What’s the most appealing aspect of working at your company? Is it the hip cafeteria? Is it your brand recognition in the industry? Is it your position as a market leader? Is it the one-on-one attention that employees receive from their managers?

Indeed & Glassdoor’s Hiring and Workplace Trends Report 2023 (Read @ Indeed)
In a first-time partnership, the Indeed Hiring Lab and Glassdoor’s Economic Research team have created a data-driven report that offers guidance on how employers can navigate the ever-changing labor market — and explores, among other things, an unexpected dip in corporate focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

What to Make of Job Ads With Wildly Variable Salary Ranges? They’re Not Helpful and Could Get a Company Sued (Read @ Inc.)
If your jaw dropped while combing through job listings in New York City this month, you’re not alone. Jobs at companies including Verizon, Mount Sinai Health, and Wells Fargo, to name a few, posted salary ranges spanning more than $100,000. At Wells Fargo, a compliance director could make anywhere from $173,300 to $359,000–a difference of over $180,000.

4 Hacks to Increase Your Recruitment SEO (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
When it comes to recruiting new team members, it’s important to look at how the people who’ve applied for positions within your company first heard about the opportunity. Maybe they met you at a career fair or heard about your business on LinkedIn. Maybe they heard your CEO on a podcast or used one of your products. Or maybe they did a good old fashioned Google search.

Your boss’ ‘optimism bubble’ can create a workplace disaster — here’s how to prevent it (Read @ CNBC)
You’ve seen it before. The boss who insists everything is fine while employees grumble and think the exact opposite. It can present as a tone-deaf companywide call about a pressing social issue.

This simple shift in perspective can increase your talent pool by 15% (Read @ Fast Company)
If you give any leader the opportunity to increase their talent pool of potential employees by 15%—with all these new hires belonging to an underrepresented group—they’d jump at the chance, especially given tight labor markets and CEO desires to increase headcount.

New Report: How Companies Are Faking Their DEI Strategy and Making It Worse for Workers (Read @ Inc.)
In 2020, events changed how companies approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at work as the social uprise surrounding racial equity seeped into the workplace. Since then, companies have rushed to publicize their stance on DEI and introduce new policies to create a more diverse and fair workplace.


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