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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:

Introduction to the  Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit in the United States designed to incentivize employers to hire employees from target groups.

This Is Why You Should Include Salary Ranges in Your Job Posts (Read @ LinkedIn)
In a recent survey* conducted by LinkedIn, 91% of U.S.-based respondents said that including salary ranges in a job post would affect their decision to apply. This remains consistent across industries and worker seniority.

How to Train New Recruiters Effectively (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
As your business continues to grow and new team members need to be found, onboarded, and trained, you’ll probably find your recruitment team growing as well. After all, if you’re focused on helping your business thrive in the new year, you’re likely going to need new recruiters to help your human resources efforts thrive.

Four Places to Find Overlooked Talent (Read @ SHRM Blog)
As the economy added 263,000 jobs in November and unemployment was at 3.7%, it became clear that hiring defied expectations of a slowdown. There is still a demand for experienced candidates, so how do we find skilled workers in this quest for talent? A successful recruiting strategy starts with acknowledging that you won’t solve your current hiring challenges by applying the solutions of the past. Most companies compete for the same narrow set of candidates, but you can gain an edge by hunting for talent where others are not.

5 Steps for Creating Inclusive Job Descriptions (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employers are coming to realize in increasing numbers the importance and value of creating job descriptions that reflect inclusivity. Carefully drafting descriptions to avoid traditional gender-based biases leads to many benefits, including promoting gender diversity and bolstering your recruitment efforts by attracting more qualified applicants for your open position.

The Forced Return to Office Leads to Quiet Quitting (Read @ SHRM Blog)
The term “quiet quitting” emerged in March 2022, and refers to doing the bare minimal tasks of your job description well enough that you don’t get fired. The concept quickly went viral on TikTok. Yet it only started to gain traction as an issue of concern among business leaders when government data on productivity released in August 2022 showed a sharp and unexpected drop in Q1 and Q2 of 2022.

Job Candidates are “Cheating” with ChatGPT and It’s Fabulous (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Job hunting is the worst. It’s painful, stressful, and often embarrassing, and no one likes it. Fortunately, most people don’t do it more than every few years. While that is good, it also means that most people don’t have the experience necessary to be an expert in job hunting.

Are You Prepared to Be Interviewed by an AI? (Read @ HBR)
Human resources departments are increasingly turning to automated video interviews, and some even rely on AI to make decisions about who moves on to the next round. As a job seeker, how can you prepare for these interviews — particularly when your interviewer is just a screen?

The EEOC’s New Areas of Focus Will Upend Recruiting Processes (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new enforcement goals. If adopted, they will affect employers’ online application processes and numerous other areas of recruiting.


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