Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:
How to write the perfect job advertisement (Read @ Smart Company)
As a small business owner, the hiring process is no small undertaking and attracting the right person can be a challenge. So much so, that sometimes, it can be tempting to cut corners and hire for speed rather than quality. You reach a point where the business is going gangbusters, you’ve got enough (if not surplus) work on your own plate and now you need bums on seats fast to action everything.
Xed Out: Why Generation X Is Leaving Boston’s Workforce (Read @ Boston Magazine)
Wedged between boomers and millennials, Gen X has been the quiet, get-things-done generation nobody paid much attention to. Now they’re getting pushed out of their jobs—and boy, is Boston gonna miss them.
Hiring Employees Sight Unseen (Read @ SHRM)
As the economy becomes more global, dispersed and mobile, it’s not uncommon for potential employees to find themselves interviewing with organizations where they never actually have a face-to-face interview—and may never interact beyond a series of phone calls.
Top 5 Creative Recruitment Strategies You Need in 2019 (Read @ Recruiting Daily)
The talent landscape has changed dramatically over the past two decades. New skills, digital disruption, and changing workforce dynamics have compelled organizations to rethink their recruiting processes. Recruiting top talent is no longer just a transactional function. The candidate-recruiter relationship has become fundamental to the hiring process. Today, recruitment is more about building unique relationships with talent than merely filling a job opening.
4 Ways To Speed Up Your Background Checks by Verified First (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
After completing an interview process and finding the candidate of your dreams, completion of a background check is often the final requirement on your hiring checklist. A fast background check helps your company acquire top talent and improve productivity through filling open positions more quickly. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that many hiring managers view turnaround time as the most important factor when conducting a background screening.
Returnships: How Organizations Are Helping More Professionals Return to Work After Extended Absences (Read @ Recruiter.com)
When asked to picture an intern, you may imagine a young, coffee-fetching, paper-stapling, fresh-out-of-college 20-something. However, a new group is entering the internship scene, and they’re not so inexperienced. Quite the opposite, in fact. I’m speaking of seasoned professionals who have taken extended career breaks and are now reentering the workforce through “returnships.”
Résumés Are Starting to Look Like Instagram—and Sometimes Even Tinder (Read @ WSJ)
When it came time late last year for 23-year-old Valentino Bogliacino Bueno to revamp his résumé, he added up top an oval photo of himself smiling. He didn’t stop there. He designed a watermark of his initials and stretched it diagonally across the page. He included a “by the numbers” section in large blue type to highlight points about his budding career.
Make These 3 Simple Changes to Your Job Posts to Attract More Women (Read @ LinkedIn)
A job post can send powerful messages to would-be candidates. Those messages are conveyed both by what you say (and don’t say) and how you say it. And if you’re trying to improve your diversity — and productivity — by attracting more women, it’s important that your company shape your messages carefully.
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