Happy Friday! You made it! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:
To Fill Jobs in a Tight Labor Market, Employers May Need to Get Creative (Read @ WSJ)
Employers might have better luck finding workers if they approach hiring like Heather Terenzio does. Ms. Terenzio, founder of Boulder-based software-development company Techtonic Group Inc., found one of her most surprising hires after she gave a talk to prospective computer programmers at a vocational school.
10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account: #3 Automatic Forwarding
Over the next several weeks we’re going to be reviewing the 10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account. Get an instant email notification when you get a new candidate. Great for situations when you need to respond quickly to a candidate, or are out of the office.
New Intern Test Could Mean Good News for HR/Talent-acquisition professionals (Read @ ERE)
HR professionals have been struggling with wage and hour class-action lawsuits brought by interns claiming they were misclassified and entitled to wages for their work as employees. Now, in light of the new United States Department of Labor Unpaid vs. Paid Intern ‘Test’ requirement guidelines, those companies that ceased their unpaid internship programs in response to an avalanche of lawsuits may want to consider reinstating their internship programs, particularly if they can make some adjustments based on the new test as discussed below.
How to Hire Cashiers (Read @ Glassdoor)
Cashiers are the employees who interact the most with customers, and picking the right cashiers for your company is important for getting the repeat business of these customers. This post is dedicated to walking you through the process of hiring cashiers for your business and the best practices for each stage of this hiring process.
WOTC Questions: How Long Is WOTC Active?
WOTC was recently threatened by the tax reform. Is it still active, and if yes, how long will it be active?
5 Ways to Stay in Touch With Your ‘Silver Medal’ Candidates (Read @ Recruiter.com)
It’s a fairly common bit of advice in recruiting and HR circles: Stay in touch with your silver medalists – those previous candidates who were talented, but not quite right for the particular role they applied to. It’s good advice, but it’s also hard advice to follow. With so many applicants flooding your job postings, how can you make sure the top contenders don’t get lost in the shuffle? What tips and best practices do you have to help HR pros and recruiters maintain relationships with previous candidates?
3 Things to Include in Job Postings to Improve Your Google Ranking (Read @ Careerbuilder)
Since the release of Google for Jobs, recruiters and hiring managers have been wanting to understand what they can do to improve their ranking in search results. As I’ve mentioned before, search engines have evolved, and to succeed in 2018, you have to evolve with them. That’s why salary, street address and company logo matter when writing a job description in the era of Google for Jobs. You can’t underestimate the impact of including – or not including – these elements on your posting.