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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:

DHS Ends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility (Read @ USCIS I-9 Central)
COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will end on July 31, 2023. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that employers must complete in-person physical document inspections for employees whose documents were inspected remotely during the temporary flexibilities by August 30, 2023.

Indeed clarifies pay-per-application model after employer backlash (Read @ HR Dive)
In mid-April, Indeed — one of the biggest job sites in the world — announced a shift in its pricing strategy. But in reality, the announcement was more a clarification of a policy introduced in October, featuring some backtracking after heavy criticism from some clients, according to stakeholders who spoke to HR Dive.

LinkedIn Unveils New ‘Commitment’ Tool — With Questionable Value (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
“As an early-stage tech start-up in elder care, communicating our purpose to potential candidates is essential,” says Jennifer Cain Birkmose, CEO of VivaValet. “We rigorously vet for qualifications and experience for our roles, but if a candidate doesn’t have shared values of respect, reverence, and a desire to support the elderly to live at home independently, we will not advance their application.”

Remote Hiring: Labor Laws to Consider Across the U.S. (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Remote work has skyrocketed in popularity since the beginning of the pandemic. Of course, there are many advantages to this practice, including access to a broader candidate pool and fewer real estate expenses. However, an important consideration is employees’ physical location.

5 Takeaways from LinkedIn’s New Global Talent Trends Report (Read @ LinkedIn)
One step all companies should take to keep pace with an ever-changing labor market, advises LinkedIn’s chief economist Karin Kimbrough, is adopting a holistic, skills-first talent strategy across both hiring and learning and development programs.

The brief Age of the Worker is over – employers have the upper hand again (Read @ The Guardian)
It seems that it was only yesterday that the media was filled with stories about workers calling the shots. There were the work-from-homers who refused to come back to the office after the pandemic was long over.

Gen Z Isn’t the ‘Snowflake Generation’ and Probably Works Harder Than You, Research Shows (Read @ Entrepreneur)
It’s the era of the sidehustle — and everyone’s getting in on it. New research from marketing and data analytics company Kantar revealed that 36% of millennials, 30% of Gen X and 21% of Boomers have at least two jobs, but Gen Z are the busiest side-hustlers — with 40% working an extra gig, Fox Business reported.

Needing Younger Workers, Federal Officials Relax Rules on Past Drug Use offsite link (Read @ NY Times)
WASHINGTON –Not long ago, urinating in a cup for a drug test was a widely accepted, if annoying, requirement to start a new job. The legalization of marijuana in more and more states in recent years upended that, prompting many employers to shelve hiring rules from the “Just Say No” era.

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