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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 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit in the United States designed to incentivize employers to hire employees from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, individuals on public assistance, and ex-felons.

Why Salary Transparency in Job Postings Might Be the Next Best Practice (Read @ Inc.)
In the dynamic world of hiring, job postings have evolved from mere listings of roles and responsibilities to comprehensive glimpses into company culture and expectations, if done right.

Reading the tea leaves on RTO (Read @ Quartz)
RTO, or return to the office, may be an acronym you’re becoming more familiar with. And it’s no wonder, considering all the noise surrounding what workers want and what employers are willing to give them when it comes to where they work.

The Job Market Slowed Meaningfully in October (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
The job market slowed meaningfully in October. All of the key indicators in the October Jobs Report suggest that the economy is cooling and the labor market is slackening. They support the Fed’s decision this week to pause rate hikes.

What are Employment Verification Background Checks? (Read @ Verified First)
So you have an open role at your company and obviously want the best candidate for the role. You’re likely combing through multiple resumes and cover letters, delicately deciding who could be the right fit for the role. That’s the first step of the hiring process anyway – determining if the potential candidate has the proper knowledge, skills, and experiences to perform the job at hand.

The Top 5 Pitfalls of Screening and Interviewing (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employers want to find the best candidates for the roles they’re hiring for in the least amount of time without increasing the risk and costs associated with bad hires. Screening and interviewing are both tools in the hiring toolbox that allow employers to identify suitable candidates.

The Debate Over “Open to Work” (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
“The biggest red flag on LinkedIn is the ‘open to work’ symbol.” Ever since former Google recruiter Nolan Church, now the CEO of talent marketplace Continuum, made that statement recently, it’s been splashed all over the internet, frightening job hunters.

How to Create a Culture Where Recruiting Is Everyone’s Job (Read @ LinkedIn)
“Hiring is a team sport,” John Vlastelica, the CEO of Recruiting Toolbox, told a group of talent acquisition leaders at LinkedIn’s recent Talent Connect conference.

A manufacturer tried the 4-day workweek for 5 days’ pay and won’t go back (Read/Listen @NPR)
“All of us were a little nervous — like, are we going to be able to get our work done? Are we going to do OK? Is this going to hurt us?” says Kowalcic, a skilled craftsman who works in the finishing department. A year and a half later, he has answers.


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