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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:

Welcome Your New Employees with iConnect
iConnect is iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, which is available as an add on to the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS).

How to Spot a Fake Job Applicant Online (Read @ SHRM)
Employers have seen an alarming rise in fraudulent job applicants—individuals impersonating other people during the interview process. There are key steps that HR departments can take to filter out the fraudsters.

‘It’s a huge concern’: Senior-level women are calling it quits after decades climbing the career ladder (Read @ CNBC)
Last week, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, also one of Google’s earliest employees, announced she’s leaving the company to “start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about,” she wrote in a note to employees.

Here’s Why Forcing Workers Back to the Office Is a Bad Idea (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
You can’t go home again, as the old saying goes. But the office? Welcome back! Please find your seats and someplace to plug in your laptop. At least that seems to be the message from many employers lately.

What Email Subject Lines are Getting the Best Candidate Response? (Read @ Tim Sackett)
Recruiters love to talk email subject lines! I think I could run my response data every month, and it would easily be my most-read post each month. It’s part of the secret sauce of talent acquisition, especially as ultra-low unemployment continues to make it very difficult for recruiters to get responses for candidates.

9 Ways to Ensure Your Job Candidates Have a Positive Hiring Experience (Read @ Recruiter)
What’s one specific way companies can ensure those they are recruiting have a positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process? What impact does this have on both the candidate and the company?

Alaska drops 4-year degree requirements for state jobs (Read @ HR Dive)
Alaska will no longer require four-year degrees for most state jobs, according to an administrative order signed Feb. 14 by Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Vast Majority of Americans Prefer In-Person Job Interviews vs. Virtual (Read @ American Staffing Association)
When interviewing for a new job, Americans overwhelmingly prefer an in-person meeting to a virtual format, according to the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® online survey conducted by The Harris Poll.


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