The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/21/16

This week’s labor market news on job hopping trends, Monday’s presidential debate, the gig economy and more.

Welcome back to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work.

Here are our picks for this week:

The Third Debate

Wednesday night’s Presidential debate was more about actual policy …

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Should You Require a Cover Letter?

Technology has changed the role cover letters play in hiring

The dreaded cover letter. Some recruiters love them, and others have little use for them. But there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on — job seekers hate writing them. Cover letters often veer toward boring and formulaic, or over-the-top. For those candidates who manage to strike just the right balance of brevity, data-backed performance statements and personality, they’re left …

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International Talent Is Interested in Hard to Fill, High-Skill US Jobs

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In this election cycle, immigration is a leading topic of conversation. Both parties have called for reforms to immigration policy, and the candidates have vastly different proposals in this area. In addition to capturing the attention of the public generally, these reforms are of particular interest to employers across the country.

In many sectors, employers rely on international talent to …

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The Workweek: A Round-Up of Labor Market Links for the Week Ending 10/14/16

This week’s labor market news on the working class, hiring bias, and job-switching.

Welcome back to The Workweek, the Indeed Hiring Lab’s round-up of the latest research, news, and perspectives that made us think deeply or differently about the labor market this week. It’s your guide to the most important new insights about work.

Here are our picks for this week:

Happy Gig Workers

A new study of “independent workers” — who “assemble …

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How to Manage Candidates on Indeed

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Everything you need to track hiring progress and applicant status is in the Indeed Employer Dashboard. Understanding the Employer Dashboard will help you manage your recruitment campaigns for optimal hiring results. When job seekers apply to your jobs and show up as candidates in your employer dashboard, using candidate statuses keeps your hiring organized.

The “Status” drop down menu lets …

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