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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:

Embrace age diversity for a knowledgeable, innovative workforce (Read @ HR Dive)
In today’s competitive business landscape, companies are constantly striving to attract and retain top talent, especially in highly specialized and hard-to-fill positions. Yet in their search, employers often overlook a segment of the workforce that holds immense potential as an asset — older, seasoned workers.

Does iConnect include Work Opportunity Tax Credit Screening?
This week on the blog I wanted to answer one of the most frequently asked questions we get at iRecruit. Anyone familiar with iRecruit knows that, yes, we have always included WOTC screening. In fact, CMS, the publisher of iRecruit also has a WOTC division.

Tension Is Rising Around Remote Work (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
You don’t have to look hard to find someone arguing passionately about the benefits or perils of remote work. Some people argue that leaders’ productivity concerns are unfounded, while high-profile executives like Elon Musk suggest that anyone working from home is “phoning it in.”

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.

Employee attraction and retention efforts need more emotional intelligence, study shows (Read @ HR Dive)
The dynamics of employee attraction and retention have shifted significantly in recent years, requiring employers to prioritize employee well-being and satisfaction, according to a July 13 report from the Integrated Benefits Institute, a health and productivity research non-profit.

Real wage growth has returned to its pre-pandemic pace and the gender wage gap has reached its narrowest point on record (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
In the year through Q2 2023, over-the-year real wage growth finally returned to the pre-pandemic pace of about 1.7%, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages still have considerable ground to make up, following two quarters of sub-trend growth, and six straight quarters of real wage declines before that.

How AI Will Change Hiring (Read @ LinkedIn)
The unveiling of tools like Open AI’s ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Microsoft’s new Bing have certainly meant one thing: Everyone is talking about how generative AI (GAI) may change the way we work. While it’s too early to know exactly what the impact of GAI will be, it’s safe to assume that aspects of people’s work will change and evolve across a range of industries.

Smoking weed after work? A growing number of employers don’t mind. (Read @ Washington Post)
When Shelley Peebles found a dental hygienist job in Austin, she was thrilled. Her hours had been reduced at the company where she worked in New Braunfels, Tex., and she needed a full-time job to support her two children. Everything was looking up — until the recruiter told her she would need to get drug-tested.


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