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Weekend Roundup: Moving and COVID-19, Job Candidate Deception, Hiring Tools

In today’s Weekend Roundup, a study by LendingTree shows that 86 percent of people who moved last year due to COVID-19 are staying in the same state they are currently living in. The Wall Street Journal examines how the art of the job interview almost encourages deception by the job candidate. Lastly, more employers are using algorithm-based hiring tools, however these tools can potentially lead to more inequities and discriminatory practices. Click the links below to learn more.

Staying in Texas. Here’s How and Where People are Moving During COVID-19

The past year saw lots of moving trucks, cardboard wardrobe boxes, and friend’s pizza-bribed into helping unload U-Hauls, but the destination of the majority of those packing-tape-wielding relocators didn’t have to change the two-letter geographic code on their mail.

That’s because 85.65 percent of people moving stay in the same state that they’re currently living in, according to a new LendingTree study, which looks at data from January 1 to December 15 of last year.

The Lies We Tell During Job Interviews

Is a job interview really an exercise in deception? Career coaches and researchers who study falsehoods say yes. It’s no wonder, really. Even as children we’re socialized to tell white lies about the gifts that Grandma brings or how dinner tastes. Job interviews are simply a high-stakes extension of that dynamic, says Robert Feldman, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of the book “The Liar in Your Life.”

How Algorithm-Based Hiring Tools can Increase Disability Discrimination

As businesses have embraced remote work, more and more jobs have become accessible to people who worked from home out of necessity well before the pandemic. For people with disabilities—many of whom have long asked for remote accommodations at work—a lasting acceptance of remote work could be a silver lining of the pandemic.

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