Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:
Best Practices for Creating a Job-Specific Employment Application
Job Specific employment applications are becoming increasingly popular as a way to streamline the recruitment process. They allow employers to create and edit job applications tailored to specific roles, making it easier for them to find the right candidate for the job.
Talent Leaders Share How to Be an Employer of Choice in 2023 (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
Leaders across industries are exploring how they can become an “employer of choice,” an employer that is resilient to demographic changes because they’ll never have a dearth of applicants seeking them out.
The Next Era of Work Will Be About Skills, Not Pedigree (Read @ LinkedIn)
For decades now, companies have measured candidates largely by their degrees, years of experience, and other pedigree signals, which were used as filters to determine who to hire and promote.
Best Practices for Compliant Screening in 2023 (Read @ Verified First)
Many people set personal New Year’s resolutions, whether it be learning a new hobby, healthier eating, or choosing to step outside your comfort zone. But setting goals for the New Year can also be helpful in the workplace. Reevaluating your background screening compliance practices can help improve workplace safety and productivity, setting up your organization for hiring success in 2023.
Research: Where Managers and Employees Disagree About Remote Work (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Remote work is one of the biggest changes to working since World War II, but it’s being held back by a major disconnect between managers and employees. Case in point is Elon Musk. He decreed in November that employees must come into the office, only to walk it back after it threatened to speed up the pace of resignations.
How TikTok influencers are helping companies recruit new workers (Read @ CNBC)
On TikTok, Emily Durham is a content creator with over 200,000 followers. She also works as a senior recruiter for Intuit. Durham’s following on the social platform and her success show how influencers and content creators on TikTok can strengthen a company’s recruiting efforts.
The George Santos Problem in Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
This is not a political article. You might think it’s making a political statement, but it’s not. I promise. Over the past month, reports have emerged that recently-elected House Representative George Santos was not entirely truthful during his campaign.
do I really need to send a thank-you note after being rejected for a job? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
A reader writes What is your feeling about sending thank-you notes after you have been rejected for a job? I don’t see the point. It feels a little obsequious for my tastes. But why would I thank someone for not giving me a job?
How to Find, Hire (and Fire!) Rockstar Employees (Read @ Entrepreneur)
Raise your hand if you love the hiring process! I don’t think most of us entrepreneurs like it much. Yet, if we want our businesses to grow, we have to do it. We can’t be everywhere, doing everything at once.
DEI is ‘the first to go’ when cutting costs, recruiters tell Monster (Read @ HR Dive)
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives may be among the first parts of a business to be eliminated in a recession, per data from Monster’s January 2023 future of work report.
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