Happy Friday! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:
People are ‘ghosting’ at work, and it’s driving companies crazy (Read @ LinkedIn)
Jo Weech, a Washington-based recruiter, found a software engineer she planned to hire, one with skills and experiences so rare she dubbed her a “purple unicorn,” recruiting-speak for a perfect find. This candidate aced multiple interviews for a job supporting a federal contract. She breezed through a technical test. She had already nabbed a top-secret security clearance. Hiring managers wanted to bring her onboard. Weech called the candidate, intending to make an offer. Suddenly, calls and texts went unreturned.
5 Ways Companies Are Finding – And Retaining – Key Personnel In A Tight Labor Market (Read @ Forbes)
With unemployment at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent and 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age daily, employers are having a tough time finding and retaining skilled workers.
Five Things Millennial Job Seekers Want from Employers (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Several years ago we wrote about the 5 things Jobseekers Want, this was based on a Careerbuilder.com survey of employees that discussed the factors applicants value most when considering an employer. Several years ago we wrote about the 5 things Jobseekers Want, this was based on a Careerbuilder.com survey of employees that discussed the factors applicants value most when considering an employer
A Game Plan for Interviewing: Essential Tips to Help You Prepare for Meeting With Candidates (Read @ Indeed)
So you’ve gone through all the resumes and identified the candidates who have the skills, attitude and aptitude mojo your business needs, and now it’s time to move on to the next phase of the hiring process—the interview. Interviews are important when it comes to testing the impressions you got from the candidate’s resume, and can provide you with a more complete sense of how qualified they are for the role, but remember that the process goes both ways.
WOTC Questions: Can I Hire an Unemployed Family Member and Receive Credit? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
Can I Hire an Unemployed Family Member and Receive Credit? I hired a family member who was unemployed for over 27 weeks, can I claim the WOTC credit?
6 Signs You’ve Found the Right Candidate (Read @ Glassdoor)
Most recruiters are aware of the red flags they should watch out for in candidates: showing up late, trash talking a past employer, excessively vague answers, etc. But we don’t seem to talk about “green flags” as much — indications that a candidate is perfect for the job.
How to Accurately Assess Culture Fit, Based on My 45 Years of Recruiting Experience (Read @ LinkedIn)
Just about everyone is confused about how to assess if a candidate will fit their company culture. While getting it right is essential, getting it right starts by defining company culture properly. And the problem is that when you ask people to define their culture, not all of them say the same thing. The reason it’s hard to get agreement is that in most cases a company’s culture is defined by non-controllable factors.