Welcome back to another TTI Friday Roundup! We’ve gathered five interesting articles from talent leaders, so you don’t have to. While you were getting back to work from your July 4th holiday, a lot was going on in the world of recruiting — including the latest job report, the future of hiring and A.I., and one wacky recruitment video starring a dinosaur. Enjoy!
- U.S. Labor Market Roars Back, Adding 222,000 Jobs in June
The numbers are in. The U.S. Labor Department released their June jobs report this morning, providing positive gains and exceeding expectations. The New York Times reports the addition of 222,000 jobs in June – continuing a steady increase in jobs over the past three months. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent — but the Times asserts the shift is due to the influx of population entering the workforce. Click on the link above more more insights.
- The Definitive Action Guide For Minimizing Bias And Increasing Diversity Hires, Part 2
In last week’s roundup, we looked at the first part of Dr. John Sullivan’s two-part series on decreasing bias and improving diversity hiring. In this week’s continuation, Dr. Sullivan provides tips on eliminating opportunities for bias in the screening and interview processes, including introducing score sheets, and masking attributes like names or LinkedIn profile pictures, and structured interview practices.
- Stop Worrying, Recruiters: A.I. Will Help You, Not Hurt You
There’s been a lot of buzz around the future of A.I. lately, with particular emphasis on how it will impact our future workforce. This piece from Undercover Recruiter argues that for the HR industry, A.I. will be a friend, not a foe. Emerging HR technologies could allow recruiters to complete “non-value adding” tasks, like screening, so that they can focus on completing other tasks and reduce time-to-hire. Are you ready to embrace the future?
- Sometimes, Recruitment Statistics Are Just Fake News
As they say, “the numbers don’t lie.” But when it comes to statistics, there can be a fine line between truth and misrepresentation. With recruiters being bombarded with statistics on a regular basis, understanding how to tell which numbers truly matter is becoming more and more important. In this RecruitingDaily piece, Jan Tegze breaks down the right way to read studies, and how to weed out the facts from fiction.
- If All Else Fails, Dress Up Like A Dinosaur And Recruit
Okay, so we had to include this one, for all the reasons. Earlier this week, the Huntsville Police Department in Alabama went viral after posting a Facebook video showing a dinosaur completing challenges in this creative (and entertaining) attempt to generate buzz for their recruitment efforts. And it worked — the video has garnered more than 60,000 views, and lots of positive reviews from commenters. Check out the full video here!