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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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TikToker cries over reality of working first ever 9–5 job (Read @ Indy100)
The world of work can be a difficult place at times, as one TikToker found after graduating college and getting her first job.

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.

Gen X workers want different benefits. Companies are answering the call. (Read @ BBC Worklife)
Gen X are at a crossroads in their personal lives. Wedged between Baby Boomers and millennials, this generation is in the ‘sandwich’ phase of life.

The big debate: is salary transparency a good idea? (Read @ Raconteur)
ow much money do you make? For many UK workers, this question is as uncomfortable to answer as it is to ask.

Right skills, right person, right role (Read @ McKinsey)
With the rise of more technical roles across industries and sectors, and a shortage of people to fill them, skills-based hiring could help organizations access new talent pools.

Job Seekers Increasingly Interested in Seasonal Work, but Employers Aren’t (Read @ Indeed Hiring Lab)
After a couple of years of diminished interest following the onset of the pandemic, workers are again seeking seasonal, holiday work at levels approaching pre-pandemic norms.

How much is that remote job worth to you? Americans will part with pay to work from home (Read @ USA Today)
What value would American workers place on the privilege to work from home? The answer: either $4,600 or $6,000 a year, depending on how you do the math.

This recruiter uses a late-night text message to see if you’re a good fit for a job (Read @ Business Insider)
You go to a job interview at 1 p.m. Around 10 p.m., you get this text: “Hey, Tim. This is Ben. I work at Vanderbloemen. I was out of the office today. I heard you were there. Heard that everyone was really impressed with you. I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet you. I would love to connect with you sometime. Hope that can work.”


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