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03/08/2021 02:26:22  

Can the government's "levelling up" agenda help one of the most violent towns in England and Wales?
03/08/2021 02:26:18  

A National Labor Relations Board official wants another union vote for Amazon workers in Alabama.
03/08/2021 01:29:40  

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Every jobseeker welcomes an invitation to a second interview, because it signals a company's interest. A third interview might feel even more positive, or even be the precursor to an offer. But what happens when the process drags on to a fourth, fifth or sixth round -- and it's not even clear how close you are to the 'final' interview? That's a question Mike Conley, 49, grappled with earlier this year. The software engineering manager, based in Indiana, US, had been seeking a new role after losing his job during the pandemic. Five companies told him they had to delay hiring because of Covid-19 -- but only after he'd done the final round of interviews. Another three invited him for several rounds of interviews until it was time to make an offer, at which point they decided to promote internally. Then, he made it through three rounds of interviews for a director-level position at a company he really liked, only to receive an email to co-ordinate six more rounds. "When I responded to the internal HR, I even asked, 'Are these the final rounds?,'" he says. "The answer I got back was: 'We don't know yet.'" That's when Conley made the tough decision to pull out. He shared his experience in a LinkedIn post that's touched a nerve with fellow job-seekers, who've viewed it 2.6 million times as of this writing. Conley says he's received about 4,000 public comments of support, and "four times that in private comments" from those who feared being tracked by current or prospective employers. [...] In fact, the internet is awash with similar stories jobseekers who've become frustrated with companies -- particularly in the tech, finance and energy sectors -- turning the interview process into a marathon. That poses the question: how many rounds of interviews should it take for an employer to reasonably assess a candidate before the process veers into excess? And how long should candidates stick it out if there's no clear information on exactly how many hoops they'll have to jump through to stay in the running for a role? Google recently determined that four interviews was enough to make a hiring decision with 86% confidence, noting that there was a diminishing return on interviewer feedback thereafter. "John Sullivan, a Silicon Valley-based HR thought leader, says companies should nail down a hire-by date from the start of the recruitment process, because the best candidates only transition the job market briefly," reports the BBC. "According to a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, 62% of US professionals say they lose interest in a job if they don't hear back from the employer within two weeks -- or 10 business days -- after the initial interview. That number jumps to 77% if there is no status update within three weeks. "

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03/08/2021 01:26:23  

Elaine Burt was reunited with her sister and nephews, who live in the USA, at Glasgow airport.
03/08/2021 01:26:20  

The coin artist says all generations will enjoy the Through the Looking Glass themed scene.
03/08/2021 01:26:19  

How a viral photo of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck exposed the internet's lust for nostalgia.
03/08/2021 01:26:13  

Twitter announces it will cooperate with two news agencies to promote more reliable information.
03/08/2021 00:26:29  

Russia may be banned from the Olympics, but Russians are still winning medals – and rivals aren't happy.
03/08/2021 00:26:29  

This dad is drawing attention to what he calls the kidnapping of children by their own parents in Japan.
03/08/2021 00:26:24  

The family of a Belfast man with pancreatic cancer appeal for help as his surgery is cancelled twice.
03/08/2021 00:26:24  

Many of Tuesday's front pages focus on the decision to scrap a proposed amber travel watch-list.
03/08/2021 00:26:24  

David Peace intends to travel abroad to end his life before his motor neurone disease deteriorates further.
03/08/2021 00:26:23  

They're attempting to complete all 96 individual events for charity within the timespan of Tokyo 2020.
03/08/2021 00:26:23  

Lesley Smith gave up alcohol for the sake of her children but had "no outlet" until she found a passion for making cakes.
03/08/2021 00:26:22  

Only the soles of Catrin Pugh's feet were not burnt when her coach crashed and burst into flames.
03/08/2021 00:26:22  

The number of overspills into rivers and seas has risen by 40% in five years as pressure mounts on the sewer network.
03/08/2021 00:26:22  

Wally has been on the islands since June and has travelled thousands of miles around Europe.
03/08/2021 00:26:14  

Twenty years on from the collapse of Enron, are the rules preventing corporate fraud tough enough?
03/08/2021 00:26:13  

Scam victims are having difficulties getting bank support after losing cash, consumer group Which? says.
02/08/2021 23:26:26  

Vitaly Shishov was reported missing by his partner after failing to return from his morning jog.
02/08/2021 23:26:21  

Could voting with your weekly shop boost turnout at next year's council elections?
02/08/2021 23:26:21  

Nicola Sturgeon is to confirm whether Scotland will move "beyond level zero" on 9 August as planned.
02/08/2021 23:26:20  

Catrin Pugh overcame 96% burns to graduate with a first class honours degree in physiotherapy.
02/08/2021 22:26:22  

Healthy kidneys from deceased donors were turned down due to a lack of nurses to support surgeons.
02/08/2021 21:26:26  

Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez cements his position in the record books by winning his fourth straight Olympic gold medal.