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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:

Have You Missed Out on Work Opportunity Tax Credits this Year?
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.

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.

Indeed Hiring Lab: 5 Trends That Will Make or Break the 2024 Labor Market (Read @ Indeed)
Could the 2024 labor market maintain the strength of 2023? Indeed Hiring Lab economists say yes — that is, if five specific conditions are met.

How to Hire Candidates Who Can Manage Their Managers (Read @ ERE)
Have you ever worked for a boss who didn’t understand or agree with your big ideas? Whose leadership style was a bit too hard or soft for your tastes? Who moved too fast or too slow? A boss with whom you felt a bit out of sync?

3 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
Research suggests that generalized fears about hiring people with a criminal history — such as fear they’ll commit another crime — are tough to square with the facts. An expansion of what’s often called “second-chance” or “fair-chance” hiring could drive a triple win for the U.S. economy.

Avoid These Common Hiring Biases with One Simple Strategy (Read @ LInkedIn)
Hiring the most effective person for a job is undeniably a delicate process that requires a mix of precise assessment and decision-making. To ensure fairness in the hiring process, one mechanism organizations often employ is interview feedback.

2.4 million older workers may retire early due to technological change (Read @ HR Dive)
However, 41% of these workers said they’d be willing to stay in the labor market if they received better access to training, which may indicate a key focus area for retention strategies and skills continuity.

5 Small Nudges That Make Your Company Way More Welcoming to Diverse Talent (Read @ Inc.)
The Great Resignation may be well and truly over and the tech industry experiencing one of its occasional periods of pain and turmoil, but in a whole lot of industries hiring quality talent still remains incredibly hard.


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