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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:

2024’s hiring outlook is a bit of a question mark, Indeed economist says (Read @ HR Dive)
The labor market is closing the year on a tempered note: Job postings on Indeed fell considerably (22.5%) since their peak in December 2021, but layoffs stayed historically low (around 1% as of September), according to the platform’s Nov. 15 U.S. Jobs & Hiring Trends Report for 2024.

What Types of Documents Can Be Included in iConnect for Remote Onboarding?
iConnect is iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, which is available as an add on to the Applicant Tracking Software. iConnect allows you to take control of the mountain of new hire paperwork and manage it online in your secure iRecruit database.

Is the 4 Day Work Week a Good Idea? (Read @ Gallup)
Amid disturbing levels of employee stress and burnout, some organizations are considering what might have been unthinkable a few years ago: reducing the work week to four days.

How to Hire for a Role You’ve Never Done Yourself (Read @ Inc.)
You’ve achieved success, your company is scaling, and now it’s time to bring on some senior executives. Even if you’re using an executive recruiting firm, you might not feel confident pinpointing exactly what you’re looking for. Here are 3 strategies you can implement to make sure you nail this important hire.

Gen Z is set to surpass boomers in the workforce next year, and it will create a big cultural shift (Read @ Yahoo)
This is the dawning of the age of the Gen Z—to put a spin on a quote from a favored hippie song during boomers’ youth. “Let the sunshine in” and the boomers out, as they move on to their next chapter of retirement and the younger generations take over.

I’ve interviewed over 30,000 people—these are the 7 ‘rarest’ types of employees I’ve come across, says CEO (Read @ CNBC)
As the founder of an executive search firm, my job is to spot the best of the best. In the last 15 years, I’ve interviewed more than 30,000 candidates.

Dishonesty in Hiring (Read @ SHRM)
It’s no surprise that job candidates lie to get ahead. According to a recent survey from Resume Builder, a resume services company headquartered in Seattle, 32 percent of Americans admit to lying on their resume—the most common lie being the amount of experience they have.

Why Would Workers Return to a Former Employer? (Read @ Psychology Today)
Surprisingly, however, a subset of workers who leave their employers have decided to return to their previous companies, in what is called “the Boomerang Effect.” What is going on?


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