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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:

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Successful Talent Acquisition Goes Beyond the Job Offer (Read @ SHRM)
Candidates care deeply about finding opportunities at organizations that value work-life fulfillment, provide more flexibility, and clearly show how they’re supporting their employees.

Report Quantifies ‘Low Cost, High Impact’ of Accommodating Disabled Workers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new report finding that nearly half of workplace accommodations made for people with disabilities can be implemented at no cost to employers, and of those that do incur a one-time cost, the median expenditure has decreased when compared to previous reports to only $300.

Despite Continued Slowdown, US Wage Growth Remains Solid (Read @ Indeed Hiring Lab)
The latest data from the Indeed Wage Tracker shows that US posted wages grew 5.3% year-over-year in May 2023, a marked decline from its peak of 9.3% in January 2022.

Recruiting Strategy Is Hard When You Can’t Do the Basics (Read @ ERE)
Talk to any talent acquisition leader and they will tell you that their goal is to get their team to a place where they are a strategic partner with the business.

The Critical Step Necessary to Avoid Painful Hiring Mistakes (Read @ LinkedIn)
If you want to avoid painful hiring mistakes, do not skip the critical step of conducting high-quality, high-touch reference interviews. Failing to do so can leave huge value on the table.

Time-to-hire rates at an all-time high (Read @ Personnel Today)
It now takes an average of 44 days to appoint people, up from 43 days a year ago, according to global research from the Josh Bersin Company and talent solutions business AMS.

People Are Sharing Their Red Flags When Looking For A Job, And It’s Pretty Eye-Opening (Read @ Buzzfeed)
Listen — looking for a job sucks. It just does. And when potential employers are trying to scam you straight out of the gate, the job hunt can be even more frustrating.


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