Every Friday morning – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – as we take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR and Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:
Top 20 Employee Benefits & Perks for 2017 (Read @ Glassdoor Blog)
Unlimited vacation? Been there, done that. Work-from-home Fridays? Par for the course. Ping-pong table? So 2008. There’s no doubt that companies have increased their focus on benefits and perks (and with 57 percent of job seekers counting them among their top considerations before taking a new job, it’s no wonder), but in their efforts to outpace each other, many once-hot perks have become passé.
The Big Squeeze: Too Much Money and Too Few People Means Recruiters Will Struggle (Read @ ERE)
Recruiters in the U.S. can expect to be busy filling a lot of jobs in the coming years. What makes this likely are the massive amounts of money flowing into U.S. stocks from other countries; investors switching from lower-yield bonds into stocks; and the return of a substantial portion of the $2.5 trillion in cash held abroad by U.S. companies because of the Trump administration’s plans to reduce taxes on profits of foreign subsidiaries.
The rise of the midlife ‘returnship’: How adult internships are propelling women back to work (Read @ The Telegraph)
Sad, frustrating but true: women still find it harder to reach the boardroom than men. It’s not so much a glass ceiling, as a concrete one, as women who have reached a senior level but then taken time off – to have children, care for elderly parents or live abroad – find it almost impossible to get back to work.
What Science and Recruiters Want in LinkedIn Profile Photos (Read @ The SHRM Blog)
Naturally, as a full time recruiter I spend an exorbitant amount of time pursuing LinkedIn profiles. It’s a recruiter’s most frequent online destination when being charged with filling a job opening. While not all profiles are created equal, it never fails that every couple weeks I run across a real doozy. These are profiles that have all the right endorsements and employment experience but are hamstrung by a truly cringe worthy profile photo.
How You Treat Rejected Candidates Can Have A Big Impact (Read @ TLNT)
Candidate experience will continue to be a major topic for companies and organizations for many years to come. Ensuring job candidates have a great experience starts with the job post and the ease of applying and continues straight through to onboarding.
Chatbots in Recruiting: What You Need to Know (Read @ HR.com)
If you’ve ever booked a flight, bought a product online or needed some help from customer service, it’s likely you’ve crossed paths and interacted with a chatbot. The use of these automated systems has helped ease quite a few tasks like these for consumers and associates. Could the same be said for industries outside of customer service? Here’s what you need to know about chatbots and the future of recruiting.
Teen receives extremely blunt job rejection, fights back on Twitter (Read @ Yahoo)
Job rejections are never pleasant, but they can sometimes be useful. Maybe you get sent some feedback about where you went wrong, or perhaps some advice on how to improve for next time. What’s less useful, however, is a blunt text message containing an emoji.
8 Ways iRecruit Increases Your Efficiency as a Recruiter
iRecruit aims to help recruiters and HR departments maximize their time and efficiency by instantly posting and sharing jobs, help you identify your top ranked candidates quickly. You can also include your hiring managers by assigning them to positions or include via email. The PDF shows you 8 ways that iRecruit will help you become more efficient, and streamline your hiring in 2017.