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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:

Why Bringing Veterans to Your Team Benefits All (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)h
Veterans learn formidable skills in the military to make themselves an asset on the battlefield, and those skills, predictably, often serve them well in the civilian business world. The skills can range from soft skills—like building trust—to hard skills—such as advanced programming or logistics. There are also financial incentives for hiring veterans that employers should consider as well.

HR’s Role in a DE&I-focued Workplace (Read @ Verified First)
With only one month left in 2022, many organizations are looking to set goals for HR that they want to accomplish in the new year. There are plenty of bright and shiny initiatives HR professionals are adopting – new recruiting platforms and reducing time to hire to name a few – that will set organizations apart from the competition. But when it comes to recruiting and hiring, the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) should be at the top of the list for HR’s attention.

Women are entering US truck-driving jobs in record numbers (Read @ QZ)
For decades, the trucking industry has had trouble retaining retaining workers. The sector is now short of around 80,000 drivers, which is an all-time high, according to an October report from the American Trucking Association. Women are helping to fill in the gaps.

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No Job Seeker Left Behind: Three Steps to a Broader Talent Pool (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
An essential part of my work as Indeed’s SVP of Environmental, Social and Governance is breaking down bias and barriers in the hiring process. For me, it’s not just a corporate responsibility — it’s personal.

TA leaders take note: Job applications via smartphone on the rise (Read @ HR Executive)
The power of mobile devices in the recruitment process is continuing to climb, according to hiring solution provider Harver, which found that 60% of people who register for their app submitted job applications on mobile devices this year.

Why one former recruiter is urging HR to consider boot camp grad hires (Read @ HR Dive)
The proliferation of boot camps for coding and other in-demand skills has prompted people of all backgrounds to make a career jump — and that includes recruiters.

To Retain Your Best Employees, Invest in Your Best Managers (Read @ HBR)
You may recall the iconic 2013 Gallup study that found that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. While that research was conducted almost 10 years ago, the adage holds up today.

Stop Focusing on Retention, Says Essence CEO, and Aim for Something Much Bigger Instead (Read @ LinkedIn)
Caroline Wanga uses 22 slides to let people know who she is and who they’re going to get. One slide shows her family relationships, another tells you she’s a TV junkie but her brain hasn’t turned to mush, and still another tells you that while both her parents have PhDs, she was a college dropout. “There will be no more Dr. Wangas,” it says.


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