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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday, and Happy Canada Day and Independence Day Weekend! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

The jobs employers just can’t fill (Read @ BBC Worklife)
The dearth of workers is most evident in hospitality and service-work industries, where positions for dishwashers, truck drivers, retail workers, food servers, airport agents, home health aides and similar roles have been open for literal years.

Despite Overall Decline in US Remote Job Postings, Many Roles Still Seeing Growth (Read @ Indeed Hiring Lab)
Three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and remote work remains prevalent in the US labor market. Job seekers continue to search for remote/hybrid roles at near-record levels, even as the share of postings overall that advertise flexible work arrangements has fallen lately.

Background Screening Basics with Verified First: Frequently Asked Questions
So you’re thinking about starting a background screening program for your organization, or you already have one, but you have some questions about the process. You’ve come to the right place. Background screening can be complicated, but with the right processes and partners in place, it doesn’t have to be!

The Credentialization of Skills-Based Hiring (Read @ ERE)
According to a new initiative between the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Foundation, skills-based hiring is the future of work. “Businesses looking to succeed going forward must continue to evolve their hiring practices,” said Wendi Safstrom, president of the SHRM Foundation.

Chinese Workers Confront the Curse of 35 (Read @ NY Times)
It’s widely discussed in China: Employers don’t want you after 35. Some job listings say it plainly, leaving a generation of prime-age workers feeling defeated.

In the war over remote work, companies are turning full-time jobs into low-paying gigs (Read @ Business Insider)
Over the past three years, the American workplace has undergone all kinds of changes as a result of the work-from-home revolution. Perhaps the most widely discussed has been the way the remote age has prompted workers to emotionally detach from their jobs.

Batch Screening and Rescreening: When, Why, and How  (Read @ Verified First)
If your organization is already conducting pre-employment background screening, you likely know or at least have heard of the importance of rescreening employees. Not only does rescreening employees help reduce organizational risk, but it can also help your organization stay compliant and better ensure workplace safety.

Job posts featuring skills attract more applicants, LinkedIn says (Read @ HR Dive)
Job posts on LinkedIn that include numerous relevant skills in the requirements section appear to attract more applicants and have higher conversion rates, according to a June 21 report based on recent LinkedIn data.


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