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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:

Using Texting with iRecruit
iRecruit TXT enables users to initiate private texting conversations with candidates directly from the applicant profile page. iRecruit users can have a faster time to fill by using texting.

Why Will Holiday Hiring Be Tough This Year? (Read @ ERE)
It’s holiday hiring season, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers will add only about 410,000 jobs this holiday season. That’s not much higher than the 324,900 workers added during the holidays in 2008 when there was a recession.

How to Evaluate a Job Candidate’s Critical Thinking Skills in an Interview (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Hiring is one of the most challenging competencies to master, yet it is one of the most strategic and impactful managerial functions. A McKinsey study quantified that superior talent is up to eight times more productive, showing that the relationship between talent quality and business performance is dramatic.

The Magic Number: 32 Hours a Week (Read @ New York Times)
The autoworkers picketing factories across America aren’t just seeking higher pay. They are also, audaciously, demanding the end of the standard 40-hour workweek. They want a full week’s pay for working 32 hours across four days. And we’ll all benefit if they succeed.

EEOC, DOL mark 50 years of Rehabilitation Act with disability resource guide (Read @ HR Dive)
The U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came together to publish a disability resource guide, the EEOC announced Tuesday.

How recruiters can manage an influx of applicants this fall (Read @ Benefits News)
As summer comes to an end and workers prepare themselves for the final quarter of the year, recruiters are faced with the September surge, a period between Labor Day and Halloween when companies increase hiring. But are recruiters ready to meet demand?

I’m 25 and don’t want a full-time job (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’m 25 and have never worked a full-time job before, and very much do not want to change that. I’m not disabled, but with the amount of time I’d spend working and then coming home exhausted and unmotivated, I worry that I won’t be able to keep up with basic chores around the house and take proper care of my animals.

If You Can’t Make a Hiring Decision Based on 1 In-Person Interview, You’re the Problem, Not the Candidates (Read @ Inc.)
How many interviews should you conduct with each candidate before making a hiring decision? I’m not a fan of multiple interviews, but when this LinkedIn post caught my eye, my first thought was that it was way too extreme.


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