Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week:
EEOC ‘s New Guidelines to Assess AI’s Impact On Employment Decisions
“The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken a significant step toward preventing discrimination against job seekers and workers with the release of a new technical assistance document,” Forbes reports. “Titled ‘Assessing Adverse Impact in Software, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence Used in Employment Selection Procedures Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,’ the resource provides employers with guidance on incorporating automated systems, including artificial intelligence (AI), while ensuring compliance with Title VII.”
Advertised U.S. Salary Ranges Are Widening in Some Areas
“Job postings containing pay information are less likely to advertise an exact salary or wage than they were a few years ago, with only 22% of postings mentioning precise pay in April 2023,” according to Indeed’s Hiring Lab.
What Does It Actually Take to Build a Data-Driven Culture?
“Building a data driven culture is hard,” begins this Harvard Business Review story. “To capture what it takes to succeed, the authors look at the first two years of a new data program at Kuwait’s Gulf Bank in which they worked to build a culture that embraced data, and offer a few lessons. First, it is important to start building the new culture from day one, even as doing so is not the primary mandate. Second, to change a culture, you need to get everyone involved. Third, give data quality strong consideration as the place to start. Finally, building this new culture takes courage and persistence.”
7 Questions Tough Job Candidates Will Ask. Be Prepared.
“You need to be able to answer these questions, and if you don’t have good answers, it’s time to revamp your company culture,” says this Inc. piece.
Talent Pros Prioritize Upskilling, Pre-Employment Tests to Fill Tech Jobs
From HR Dive: “Technology talent acquisition and retention are undergoing a transition amid the current economic uncertainty, with hiring managers prioritizing different types of training, according to a May 2023 report from The Linux Foundation.”
Meta Conducts Yet Another Round of Layoffs
“Meta is waging its latest round of layoffs on Wednesday, estimated to impact about 6,000 people,” according to TechCrunch. “These cuts are part of the company’s so-called ‘Year of Efficiency,’ in which Meta is being massively restructured to save money and flatten the organization structure.”
Debunking Persistent Claims About Today’s Labor Market
“We keep waiting for an alarming labor market report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or at least an underwhelming one,” writes ERE.net labor market columnist Jay Denton on ERE.net. “We still haven’t received it. Yes, there are a lot of people facing transitions in their careers right now, including layoffs, but the overall labor market remains in a very favorable state.”