What Do Recruiters Really Think About Candidates Who Talk About Mental Health on LinkedIn?

And more talent acquisition news and insights.

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Sep 8, 2023

Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” which features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week:

What do recruiters really think about candidates who disclose mental health issues on LinkedIn? Spoiler alert: It’s not generally positive thoughts. A general sentiment is that such candidates will lack emotional stability and conscientiousness. In other words, such job seekers are viewed as less desirable. (Journal of Business and Psychology)

OpenAI introduces its first B2B product — ChatGPT Enterprise. This is a significant development because the new software aims to address privacy and security concerns that have up until now led businesses to restrict the use of ChatGPT. (Computerworld)

Degree requirements are vanishing from job postings. Recruiters on LinkedIn are five times more likely to search by skills than degrees. In 2019, 21% of posts on the platform didn’t require professional degrees. This year, the number has risen to 29%. (LinkedIn)

Are today’s college graduates unprepared for work? It seems like many business leaders think so, judging by their replies to a recent survey. So disappointed by grads’ work ethic and communication skills — nevermind their sense of entitlement — many leaders have poor impressions of early-career talent. But here’s a hunch: Could it be that this is exactly what people thought of these same business leaders when they were just starting out? (Intelligent)

The impact of skills gaps, noncompetition agreements, pay transparency, and — of course — AI. A just-released labor report gets deep into a number of issues shaping the labor market. There’s a whole lot of great research here to geek out over and consider how it will impact recruiting at your org. (Littler)

Building a high-performing recruiting culture. ”Great culture in corporate talent acquisition teams doesn’t just happen. It takes leadership and focus and investment,” writes John Vlastelica. Check out this article for what this means in concrete, practical terms. (LinkedIn)

An effort to ban caste discrimination in California has touched a nerve. When most people think of discrimination, someone’s caste doesn’t typically come to mind. Yet for many people from Asia, prejudice from their homelands carries over here in the States. (Politico)

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