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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:

HR.com Speaks with CMS’s Brian Kelly About iRecruit, and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Recruiting Pros Sound Off on LinkedIn’s Data About Increasing Applications by 11% (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
LinkedIn looked at its data and found that a “skills first” approach to job descriptions can increase applications by 11% — which can make a huge difference for companies that struggle to find enough applicants.

10 Factors That Can Help Lure Top Talent (Spoiler: Comp Is Only One of Them) (Read @ LinkedIn)
Employment decisions are inherently complex and emotional. They touch so many facets of our lives, our identities, and our sense of meaning and purpose.

Job interviews are getting longer — here’s why it could be a red flag (Read @ CNBC)
A pre-screen with human resources. A call with the hiring manager. Followed by six half-hour interviews that stretched across three days. That’s not all — a written case study exercise, before yet another interview with the hiring manager.

Building A Skills-Based Organization: The Exciting But Sober Reality (Read @ JOSH BERSIN)
Fueled by new AI tools and skills technology, nearly every company wants to become a “skills-based organization.” Now that we’ve had a few years to study this trend, I’d like to share some of the realities and calm some of the hype.

What Happened When States Banned Affirmative Action? (Read @ SHRM)
After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in higher education last month, some workplace experts warned that the decision could spell doom for corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs.

Why everyone is mad about New York’s AI hiring law (Read @ MIT Technology Review)
Last week, a law about AI and hiring went into effect in New York City, and everyone is up in arms about it. It’s one of the first AI laws in the country, and so the way it plays out will offer clues about how AI policy and debate might take shape in other cities.

What Is Internal Mobility and How to Get It Right (Read @ LinkedIn)
According to LinkedIn’s 2023 Future of Recruiting Report, 75% of recruiting pros say internal recruiting will be an important factor shaping talent acquisition over the next five years. And a recent survey of nearly 3,000 C-suite executives showed that CEOs consider internal mobility a top priority.

The Rise of Passive Candidate Recruitment (Read @ The Undercover Recruiter)
The global talent shortage is a major challenge for businesses of all sizes. In the United States alone, there are currently 11 million open jobs. This means that there are more job openings than people are looking for work.

Navy forcing its recruiters to work six days a week (Read @ Navy Times)
Amid an ongoing military recruiting crisis, the Navy is forcing its more than 3,900 recruiters to work six days a week for the foreseeable future, according to officials and leaked communications obtained by Navy Times.


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