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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:

Your Next New Hire is Just a Text Message Away
Did you know that 98% of text messages are opened and read versus just 20% for emails? It’s a staggering statistic.

The hiring paradox: Employers enacting layoffs are still seeking fresh talent (Read @ Fortune)
Don’t let the layoffs fool you; many companies that have made significant staffing cuts are still hiring, but this time, they’re focused on high-growth, in-demand roles.

March 2023 US Labor Market Update: Benefits Advertising in Job Postings is Leveling Off (Read @ Indeed Hiring Lab)
The US labor market has so far remained largely resilient despite emerging stress in the banking sector, ongoing layoffs in the tech and media industries, and mounting economic uncertainty.

Work From Home Endures, Defying Pushback From Bosses (Read @ Bloomberg)
The shift to remote work is gaining momentum in some of America’s largest metro areas, despite increasing pressure from corporate chiefs for employees to return to the office, according to new data from an international team of economists.

How Grubhub uses returnships to bring women on board (Read @ HR Dive)
Giving women a seat at the (kitchen) table was an explicit factor in Kelley Berlin’s decision to launch a returnship program.

3 Myths About Hiring Workers with Disabilities — and How to Overcome Them (Read @ Lead with Indeed)
The shifts to skills-based hiring and the impact of COVID-19 on remote work and other ways of working have helped lower employment barriers for people with disabilities.

Employers in trade industries say it’s getting harder to fill jobs (Read/Watch @ WSOC-TV)
An empty pipeline of new workers has left some employers in trade industries scraping together as many experienced contractors as they can find to backfill a lack of young employees.

Help! I got ghosted by HR ‘after going through a million rounds’ of job interviews (Read @ CNBC)
What do you do when you’re in the running for a new job and HR ghosts you after going through a million rounds?

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