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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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Four Things You Need to Know When Texting Job Applicants
iRecruit TXT enables users to initiate private conversations with candidates directly from the applicant profile page. iRecruit users can have a faster time to fill by using texting.

Work ‘love bombing’: When companies come on too strong (Read @ BBC Worklife)
They check in several times a day: texts, emails, phone calls. They lavish flattery and compliments, make it clear you’re the one. You only met each other a few days ago, but the hours since have been a whirlwind of attention and promises.

American workers are demanding almost $80,000 a year to take a new job (Read @ CNBC)
According to the latest New York Federal Reserve employment survey released Monday, the average “reservation wage,” or the minimum acceptable salary offer to switch jobs, rose to $78,645 during the second quarter of 2023.

Now Hiring: What’s your sign? (Read @ HR Dive)
A recent viral tweet lamenting the job search process in Los Angeles alerted me to just how involved — and personal — the job hunt can be. The tweet referenced a job ad posted on Indeed that said final applicants would be required to provide their birth chart.

How one Miami company is hiring 100 people a month – and wants to continue (Read/Listen @ WLRN)
Close to 11,000 new jobs were created in South Florida last month. About 100 of those came from Kaseya, a technology network management company.

The One Interview Question This Exec Always Asks Senior Leaders (Read @ LinkedIn)
As LinkedIn COO Dan Shapero launched his new #LearningWithLeaders video series, he asked Donna Morris, the chief people officer at Walmart, “What is something you do that is really effective?”

Gartner HR Survey Finds Within 12-Month Period, Half of Candidates Have Accepted a Job Offer – and Then Backed Out Before Starting (Read @ Gartner)
A Gartner, Inc. survey of nearly 3,500 candidates in May 2023 revealed that 50% of respondents accepted a job offer over a 12-month period but backed out prior to starting.


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