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 articles 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.


Are you looking closely at “un-retirees?”

More and more companies are starting to tap a mostly-overlooked base of candidates—retirees. In recent years, retired employees have “un-retired” and joined into the holiday season workforce for seasonal full- and part-time work. Here’s how your company can catch these so-called “boomerangers.”


Fitting AI into the HR puzzle

Does all of the talk about AI have you gearing up for the HR-pocalypse? Not so fast. Instead of replacing recruiters, AI will likely help them become more efficient by taking over some of the more repetitive tasks. Here’s how AI will impact recruiting.


The problem with AI bias

Our perceptions are shaped by our education. For AI, it’s no different—Google’s Word2vec AI learned all of what it knows from Google articles and texts. The problem? It’s learning from fake news and racist websites too—giving it some potential for bias. See what that could mean for recruiting AI.

The economy is rolling along, but businesses aren’t so sure

Despite the climbing economy, hiring trends reflect caution in employers. Many companies are concerned about the future of the economy and their ability to foot the costs for new employees. But are their fears legitimate?


Brick and mortar shops, beware

Where do you do your holiday shopping? At the store or from your couch? If you’re planning on shopping at home, you’re in good company. Online shopping is a huge business, and companies have to keep up with the demand. In fact, e-commerce retailers have had a ten-fold increase in holiday hiring in the past decade, whereas brick and mortar shops have struggled to stay afloat.


How well do you know Gen Z? The answer may cost you.

Generation Z is trickling into the workforce—and like millennials, there are some changes they’d like to see. What’s more, if you can’t meet their expectations, you’re going to have a hard time keeping them. Here are four things you need to know about Gen Z.