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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:

Colorado to ban ‘fatphobia’ discrimination in workplace (Read @ The Hill)
Lawmakers in Colorado, America’s healthiest state, are expected to pass legislation that bans bias based on “fatphobia” to prevent employers and landlords from discriminating against those who are overweight.

5 Secrets One Hiring Expert Learned from Digging Into 350,000 Job Interviews (Read @ LinkedIn)
Successful hiring often hinges on one key element: the interview. If an interview goes well, there’s a much better chance you’ll hire the candidate. If the interview goes south . . . well, we all know how that can turn out.

When Candidates and Recruiters Vanish: Indeed’s Ghosting in Hiring Report (Read @ Indeed)
What began as an emerging trend before the pandemic — job seekers “ghosting” during the hiring process by not showing up to interviews and even disappearing on the first day of work — quickly grew to become one of the biggest (and buzziest) challenges facing employers.

Building the Neurodiversity Talent Pipeline for the Future of Work (Read @ MIT Sloan)
Unemployment rates for college-educated autistic individuals might be as high as 85%. An estimated 50 million people in the United States and 15% to 20% of the global population fall under the neurodivergence umbrella today.

Six Ways to Use Texting with iConnect
iRecruit TXT is available to all iRecruit customers who would like to integrate texting into their recruiting tools. iRecruit TXT enables users to initiate private conversations with candidates directly from the applicant profile page. iRecruit users can have a faster time to fill by using texting.

Are You Using Your Company Data To Your Hiring Advantage? (Read @ Forbes)
In a rapidly evolving post-pandemic world, technological advancements have intensified hiring challenges across all industries.

For ADA reassignment, how long and far must HR look for a vacancy? (Read @ HR Dive)
An employer recently agreed to search for 90 days and within a 50-mile radius, but that doesn’t match up with one ADA expert’s recommended best practices.

When Your New Hire Is in Jail on His First Day (Read @ Inc.)
My company hired a new person for my team. He was scheduled to start on a Monday but he pushed that back a week at the last minute, and he didn’t notify us until minutes before he was expected in.



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