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    5 Lessons About Inclusive Hiring from New York State’s ‘Pathways Pledge’ Initiative

    May 11, 2021

    Building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce is a top priority for many companies right now, and that starts with building a more inclusive and equitable hiring process. But figuring out the concrete steps necessary to reach this goal isn’t always easy. To provide employers in New York State with a path forward — and to help them build better...

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    How to Develop Assessments That Will Help You Hire for Skills, Not Schools

    May 10, 2021

    In a 2017 report, researchers from Harvard Business School, Accenture, and Grads of Life discovered that in the United States alone, 6 million middle-skills jobs were at risk of “degree inflation” — the practice of requiring or preferring a college degree for jobs previously held by people without one. This not only created unnecessary barriers to entry for...

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    The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

    May 7, 2021

    In the United States, nearly one in three adults has a criminal record and this is often a significant barrier to finding employment. “Research,” states a recent article for CNN.com, “shows that minor felony records have large negative effects on employer callbacks in response to job applications. It's not surprising that formerly incarcerated people experienced...

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    3 Major Culture Risks When Hiring at Scale — and How to...

    May 5, 2021

    Many of us are going through growth spurts now, and many of us are hiring recruiters as well as new teams into work-from-anywhere...

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    Should Candidates Be Rejected for Typos? Or Resume Gaps? Or...

    May 4, 2021

    Imagine you’ve spent the last two weeks screening candidates and have found someone who seems perfect for the job. You bring them in...

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    Why Your Next New Hire May Be a Former Colleague — and 3...

    May 3, 2021

    Steve Jobs may be the most famous “boomerang” of all time — he left Apple in 1985, and then returned 11 years later. Even back then,...