Happy first Friday of December! It’s newsround time yet again, to take a look at the important and shareable Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:
5 Example Emails to Send to Candidates (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
We have spoken before about not letting your applicant tracking software become a black hole for resumes. The key to avoiding becoming a communication wasteland is by keeping your email templates up-to-date and relevant, and utilizing them in a timely manner. Here are 5 example templates that you can use with your applicant tracking software.
Report: Employer Outlook 2018 (Read @ Indeed Blog)
We’ve all heard that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But as employers, we also know that this is the kind of good news that makes our own jobs just that extra bit tougher.
State of Tennessee on Track for Record Year of WOTC Certifications (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) released updated WOTC statistics. The state continues to issue a record number Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to business owners across the state. A streamlined, modernized application process makes it easier for employers to take advantage of this beneficial tax credit.
Job Distribution to Twitter May Soon Be a Thing of the Past (Read @ ERE)
I bet some of the earliest tweets on record peddle job opportunities. Hashtags and an API turned the volume up to 11. Then automated services blew up. Names like TweetMyJobs, Tweet A Job, and Tweet Jobs were born, and job postings have littered the Twittersphere ever since. A search on Twitter on “#jobs” reveals accounts with handles like @NeedLS_Staffing, @eMarketingSilo, @jobely, and @TopTech_Jobs, all of which seems to exist for the sole purpose of distributing jobs on a mass scale.
WOTC Questions: Is WOTC available for part-time seasonal hires? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS says definitely. This is a super-common question that we get through the website and during webinars, especially at this time of year with employers ramping up their hiring for the Holiday season.
When Background Screening Finds Criminal Records: Are You Making These Common Mistakes? (Read @ Verified First)
According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nine out of ten employers conduct background screening on candidates when hiring. It’s clear employers want to make safe hiring decisions. This is even more important because of the growing number of American workers that have a criminal history. In fact, the Bureau of Justice reports that almost one-third of working Americans have a criminal history on file — and this number is continuing to rise.
What Is Your Opposite Job? (Read @NY Times)
The Labor Department keeps detailed and at times delightfully odd records on the skills and tasks required for each job. Some of them are physical: trunk strength, speed of limb movement, the ability to stay upright. Others are more knowledge-based: economics and accounting, physics, programming. Together, they capture the essence of what makes a job distinctive. We’ve used these records to determine what each job’s polar opposite
10 Qualities Recruiters Never Want to See in Candidates (Read @ Glassdoor)
When it comes to interviewing, there’s no such thing as one recipe for success — what a recruiter is looking for will largely depend on a company’s needs, job requirements and culture fit.