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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! You made it! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account: #5 Scheduling Interviews
iRecruit’s built-in scheduling allows you to set up interview appointments and add to your calendar in iRecruit and Outlook, Gmail, iCal or Lotus Notes. In addition you can create email templates to use with your appointments.

Recruiting Efforts Are Evolving – Yours Should, Too (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Technological advances, shifting demographics, and social and economic changes are creating new demands, complexities, and challenges for businesses. These forces are changing the workplace landscape and altering the way companies recruit new talent. In 2018, the convergence of business disruption, automation, the gig economy, and demographic and political shifts will result in complex challenges for recruiting professionals – but this will also be a time of tremendous opportunity.

how can you tell if an overqualified applicant is right for the job? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’m a young professional working at a nonprofit. I manage our most entry-level position, a basic administrative position that has been categorized at times as both an administrative assistant or office manager. This position recently became vacant after an employee of one year, Fergus, decided to leave. We knew Fergus was highly overqualified for the position, but he said that he was looking or a role with less responsibility due to family issues, so we hired him.

Making the Most of Your iRecruit Free Trial
Many visitors to the iRecruit website are just browsing, or looking for information about applicant tracking systems (ATS) or are just starting their search. What they don’t always know is that we offer a 30 day, no obligation trial, no credit card is required.

Beyond Ban the Box: Should TA leaders revise their criminal background policy to source new talent? (Read @ Verified First)
Recently, the New York Times reported on a changing landscape in the hiring space, in the article “As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle.” According to the article, many employers are relaxing their criminal background policies to allow themselves to open a new talent pool: people with criminal backgrounds and even, in the case of municipal employer, current inmates.

WOTC Questions: Can I File Retroactively? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: This is an extremely common question for us. Despite the massive amount of tax credits available to employers, not enough people in accounting or Human Resources know about this valuable tax credit. Unfortunately in your situation, we are unable to retroactively look back at new hires for any period.

Creating A More Efficient Hiring Process
At iRecruit we regularly share recruiting news and information. One of the news features we shared (a long time ago) was titled 5 Ways Employers Could Improve the Hiring Process. This article was published way back in 2010, making it almost eight years old. I took a look back at this list of suggestions to see if they were still relevant eight years later, and was pleased to see that they do still apply today.

How to Hire Veterans (Read @ WOTC Blog)
Glassdoor reports that there are over 21 million veterans of the US armed forces in the United States, and they come armed with a variety of beneficial skills for employers, as well as having the advantage of being strong team workers.


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