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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:

The Most Important Recruiting Metric You’ve Never Heard Of: Time to Alignment (Read @ LinkedIn)
Misalignment between the hiring manager and recruiter, between the hiring manager and their interviewing team, between the hiring manager and their boss, between the hiring manager and their candidate, between compensation approvers and the recruiter or hiring manager.

‘I Hired a Candidate From Gaza to Work for the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem’ (Read @ ERE)
As talent professionals, we get to see the best and worst in people. And through it all, it is always our job to protect people. That’s why with the horrific events happening in the Middle East, I want to tell you about an experience I had while I was the head of HR for the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem from 2009 to 2011.

LinkedIn cuts more than 600 workers, about 3% of workforce (Read @ AP)
LinkedIn is laying off hundreds of employees amounting to about 3% of the social media company’s workforce. The Microsoft-owned career network is cutting about 668 roles across its engineering, product, talent and finance teams.

It’s Time to Rethink Traditional Career Trajectories (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
As a society, we are gradually beginning to reframe the midlife crisis — and indeed any life transition — as a period of transformation and rebirth. Crisis then becomes chrysalis, where the best is yet to come.

Remote work is still ‘frustrating and disorienting’ for bosses, economist says—their No. 1 problem with it (Read @ CNBC)
Less than 26% of U.S. households have someone working from home at least one day a week, down from a peak of 37% in early 2021, according to Census Bureau data.

10 Tips for Creating an Onboarding Checklist for New Hires (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Whether you’ve made one or two hires or are conducting a mass-hiring campaign, there are a lot of moving pieces involved with onboarding new hires. As many HR personnel will tell you, the hiring process isn’t over when the acceptance call or e-mail goes to the candidate.

Amid millions of open jobs, finding work remains a struggle with a criminal record (Read @ NBC News)
For nearly three years, Tonya Jones went on one job interview after another, only to be passed over for positions and have offers rescinded when background checks revealed a misdemeanor food stamp fraud conviction on her record.

35% of LinkedIn’s “Entry Level” jobs require 3+ years of experience (Read @ The Muse)
It’s the ultimate catch-22 of job searching: As a recent graduate or a professional looking to make a career pivot, you’re targeting entry-level roles, but even these often seem to require at least a couple years of industry work.


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