How Important Is Appearance When Assessing Candidates?

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Oct 13, 2023

Can AI-generated headshots help job seekers find work? Looks aren’t supposed to matter, but we all know the truth. (BBC)

Addressing climate change demands hiring people who have actual skills to address climate change. There’s continually a lot of talk about moving to clean energy. That’s important, but where are the workers who will power this movement? After all, you can’t address climate change without employees with the right skills. (Quartz at Work)

What will it take to fix the job hunt for job seekers? At the heart of most problems — can we finally use that P-word instead of simply “challenges” — is a lock of or poor communication. It’s going to take a blending of people and tech to mitigate the issues problems. (HR Dive)

It’s not easy being a Latina in the workforce. Latinas working full-time are paid 57 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. They are disproportionately represented in the low-paid workforce (15.9%) — nearly double their overall share of the workforce (8%). And those with a professional, advanced degree stand to lose nearly $2.5 million over a 40-year career. (CNBC)

Tulsa is targeting remote workers to relocate. What does it take to get people to transition from working remotely to being on-site in Tulsa? (USA Today)

This recruiter uses a late-night text message to see if you’re a good fit for a job. The quicker someone replies, the more likely that person is to be considered for a role. Are you rolling your eyes? You should be. (Business Insider)

Breaking news: Most Americans do not love their jobs. A new survey shows that only 28% of employed Americans love their job and “would not leave their company for any reason.” (Yoh/Harris Poll)

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