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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

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.

1 in 4 States Still Haven’t Recovered the Jobs Lost in the Pandemic (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Nationally, U.S. employment recovered to its pre-pandemic level last June. More than a year later, however, one in four states have yet to recover.

Survey: Remote Work Isn’t Going Away — and Executives Know It (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Remote work spiked during the pandemic, from about 6% of full workdays in the U.S. to more than 50% in the spring of 2020. Since then, it’s steadily decreased and since early 2023 has hovered around 28%.

DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates (Read @ HR Dive)
The U.S. Department of Labor will propose an increase of the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $1,059 per week, or $55,068 per year, the agency announced Wednesday.

Why You Should Hire People Who Make Typos (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
The best people for certain jobs may not have perfect résumés. Oh, sure, they’ll have the skills you need, but you might spot a “their” that should be “there” or vice versa. Many hiring managers reject such people on the spot. Research suggests that this may be a bad idea.

The Disappearance of Entry-Level Jobs (Read @ ERE)
As technology increases, it becomes easy to automate processes. This is, of course, a good thing. Machines make the things we use daily, and people don’t have to hand-dip candles to provide light.

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.

The Labor Market is Back to Normal (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
For months, BLS-reported job openings have exceeded their pre-pandemic level by around 40%, even as the number of unique active online job postings advertised across the U.S. has fallen all the way back to its pre-pandemic level.


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