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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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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit in the United States designed to incentivize employers to hire employees from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, individuals on public assistance, and ex-felons.

‘I’m next, I need to save myself’: Why layoffs cause other workers to quit (Read @ BBC Worklife)
In an economic environment of widespread layoffs and company downsizing, many employees are holding tight to their positions. Yet, according to some experts, these cuts may create a surprising domino effect – driving some remaining workers to voluntarily quit their jobs.

We Asked ChatGPT to Spot Red Flags on Resumes. Here’s What Happened. (Read @ ERE)
Research shows that 79% of recruiters believe that “people won’t be involved in recruitment” in the future. Additionally, 56% of people think hiring decisions should always be done by a human.

Remote I-9 Flexibility Changes and How They Impact You (Read @ Verified First)
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the sunsetting of the temporary COVID-19 flexibilities for Form I-9. With the flexibilities set to expire on July 31, 2023, employers taking advantage of the flexibilities will have until August 30, 2023, to complete all required physical inspections of identity and employment eligibility documents.

Nearly half of workers say they’d quit over mandatory return-to-office orders (Read @ HR Dive)
About 47% of employees say they would quit their job or begin looking for a new job immediately if their employer mandated a full-time return-to-office policy, according to an Aug. 3 report.

Zoom orders workers back to the office (Read @ BBC News)
Zoom, the video communications company whose name became synonymous with remote work during the pandemic, has ordered staff back to the office.

A Solid July Jobs Report Increases Potential for a Soft Landing (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
The July jobs report was yet another goldilocks report, showing both cooling and continued resilience in the labor market. The economy added 187K jobs, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5%.


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