There are a ton of great HR, recruiting and industry articles getting shared every day. And if you’re like most HR leaders, you don’t have a ton of time to dig through it all. That’s why, each week, Snagajob compiles 5 of the most relevant, compelling and buzz-worthy content we’ve read over the last 7 days and puts them together for you in one “Weekly Web Roundup” quick read.

Here are the most important stories you might have missed this week.


 

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Unsure about new HR technologies?

You’re not alone. New HR technologies are meant to help, but some people are concerned it could overcomplicate things or worse … replace them. Staying open to change will be important in the new era of HR. Learn more about how to embrace HR tech changes.

Image credit: Kyle Glenn on Unsplash


 

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It’s time for recruiters to think like marketers.

Marketing and recruiting are similar functions. One markets to potential customers, the other markets to potential employees. Recruiters can learn a lot by taking a page out of marketing’s book.


 

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What should HR leaders really be doing?

HR has come to mean many things — hiring, job design, training, benefit coordination and more. HR leaders get more on their plates every day. But what really belongs on it? See the results of a recent HR exec LinkedIn group survey.

Image credit: Tim Gouw on Unsplash


 

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Finally have a handle on millennials? Here comes Gen Z.

The internet is flooded with articles about millennials—trying to decode their motivations and desires to help align them with corporate values. Now that millennials are beginning to settle into the workplace, it’s time to start thinking about Generation Z.


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Are background checks to blame?

Statements on job applications say that by identifying yourself as a convicted felon, your application won’t automatically be disqualified. But most candidates will tell you there’s a stigma associated with being a convicted felon—one that follows you for life.

Some experts say banning criminal background checks would likely have a positive effect on society. But is it worth the risk for employers?

Image credit: Jason Blackeye on Unsplash