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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:

The Most Important Job Skill of This Century (Read @ The Atlantic)
A product race is under way in the world of artificial intelligence. Just this week, Google announced plans to release Bard, a search chatbot based on its proprietary large language model; yesterday, Microsoft held an event unveiling a next-generation web browser with a supercharged Bing interface powered by ChatGPT.

Gen Zers won’t even apply to a job if the salary isn’t listed (Read @ Business Insider)
According to a new survey of recent and upcoming US post-secondary and recent graduates, 85% reported they are “less likely to apply for a job if the company does not disclose the salary range in the job posting.”

3 Texting Best Practices to use with iRecruit TXT
iRecruit TXT allows our users (Administrators, Recruiters and Hiring Managers) to initiate conversations directly with applicants from the applicant’s profile page. Here are some of the best practices we have found for texting job applicants.

Layoffs sweeping Big Tech are putting corporate diversity efforts at risk (Read @ Business Insider)
For years, but especially after the May 2020 murder of George Floyd, CEOs kept reassuring Americans that efforts around diversity, inclusion, and workplace culture weren’t just window dressing.

Want to Hire the Best? LinkedIn Reviewed Millions of Job Ads. These Get Many More Applicants (Read @ Inc.)
There’s an enormous disconnect, and it could be an equally enormous opportunity. What matters most to create an incredible business? You’ll hear it over and over: Recruit and retain the best people you possibly can. Well, what if I were to tell you that there’s an incredible hiring advantage out there for the taking right now, which can make it easier for almost any business to recruit true superstars — if they’re willing to do it?

Try this simple way to onboard new employees and build team cohesion (Read @ Quartz)
One of the things that set my best internships apart is something that most of my jobs since then have failed to do. And considering it’s an exercise that costs zero dollars, relatively little time, and has the potential to radically improve the way that organizations do onboarding, that’s a real shame.

How the ‘1-year job interview’ is helping this tech company solve its talent crunch (Read @ Fast Company)
By 2030, more than 85 million jobs could go unfilled resulting in an $8.5 trillion talent shortage. Why? Because there simply aren’t enough skilled people to take all the jobs, according to one Korn Ferry report.

Are we done with the CV gap taboo? (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Following the pandemic, more of the workforce are having pauses in their careers – and many employers are encouraging them to open up about their time away from the workplace.



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