Roundup: Top Recruiting Articles This Month

Roundup: Top Recruiting Articles This Month

Spring is a time for new beginnings. With new beginnings come opportunities to start fresh, but they are also rife  with new challenges and unchartered territory. To keep you in the loop, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most insightful HR and recruiting articles published this month to get you up to speed on the industry’s latest trends.

1. These 15 jobs have the widest gap in pay between men and women

A new Glassdoor study  revealed that the pay gap between men and women is the highest at the top of the pay scale. "It turns out a lot of the [pay gaps] on the high end are very male-dominated fields, and the ones on the low end are very female-dominated fields," Chamberlain, Glassdoor’s chief economist said.

2. Recruiting spring grads: What they want

Are you looking to lure in new grads? This article breaks down deal breakers for new grads and what you should be doing to remain competitive amongst these younger  candidates.

3. Book excerpt: salary negotiating secrets for women in the tech industry

This excerpt, from the book Women in Tech written by entrepreneur and software developer Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, examines minute zero in the gender pay gap: salary negotiations. She explains the societal norms that inform this interaction and why women don’t feel comfortable asking for more.

4. Rampant wealth inequality in Silicon Valley could make San Francisco a ghost town

This story lifts the veil on wage inequality in the tech industry. While a tech company needs engineers to build products, it also requires support staff to sell products, fix them when they break, run offices  and sweep floors. The source of the problem? Anti-union sentiment.

5. Culture is more important than pay

This article reports 95 percent of candidates think culture is more important than compensation. Millennials particularly value work life balance, professional development and leadership opportunities. Learn how to create a culture of choice at your organization.

6. Want to hire great talent? Ask the right questions

Oddball interview questions are predictably unpredictable. It can be challenging with all the information out there to garner unrehearsed answers to interview questions. The way around it? Ask questions that reveal ingenuity, creativity and critical thinking.   

7. Some companies resort to forcing employees to take time off

Mobile devices and unfettered access to wifi turned work-life balance into work-life integration. This ability to work anywhere at anytime comes at the price of vacation time. It’s rare that employees are completely disconnected during vacation time, so some employers have made going off the grid a requirement.

8. 3 attributes of an effective CEO

Growth rates and profit margins are important factors to weigh when evaluating a company for an investment portfolio. One of the largest contributing factors to a company’s future success is the effectiveness of its CEO. Learn what makes a CEO effective from employees at financial-services company, Motley Fool.

9. College graduate? Need a job? Apply in these booming fields

College graduation is quickly approaching, and come May the candidate pool will be flooded by fresh-faced college graduates. This article breaks down the job titles with the most plentiful opportunities for new grads.

10. Why is it so hard to hire sales talent?

Sales professionals are a particular breed of candidate. Enticing top sales talent can be tricky, so a senior recruiter at Glassdoor breaks it down for you, including what sales professionals want and how to give it to them.

Read last month’s article roundup here for even more inspiring stories.