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Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web

Recruiting Roundup: This week what would you do if you had to hire 2,000 people, interview red flags, which jobs have grown over 30% this year and more  … this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

Want to Attract Top Talent? Offer a Killer 401(k)
Salary, stock options, and equity are certainly valuable. But a great retirement plan can help sweeten the deal. The lifeblood of your growing business is the intellectual firepower and energy of your employees. Keeping those brains engaged and motivated–and not hightailing it to the next better opportunity–probably crosses your mind all too frequently. As does making sure you can keep attracting new talent to your enterprise.

More Young People Give Up on Job Search
The number of entry-level employees in workforce has not been this low since 1955, one report says. The unemployment rate may have gone down slightly in August, but that was in part because more people have given up looking for jobs. More concerning, however, is the fact the shrinking labor force is losing the very job seekers that are supposed to make up your future employee base.

Ten Jobs That Have Grown Over 30 Percent in the Last Year
As the job market continues to be a central focus of political debate leading up to the Presidential election, CareerBuilder experts have identified areas of employment that are growing at an accelerated rate.

Five More Interview Red Flags
If you’ve interviewed potential employees, you have stories to tell. Candidates dress unprofessionally. They arrive late, and they fail to prepare for the interview. They embellish their resumes and can’t provide examples of work that they say they’ve accomplished.

How would YOU Hire 2,000 People?
Last week Amazon announced its UK division is currently conducting a mass recruitment initiative to hire around 2,000 people to help with next month’s release of its Kindle Fire. The new additions will work in Amazon’s fulfillment centers; centers designed to make sure online orders are processed and packaged. The mega eCommerce retailer plans for big growth over the next two …

Best Interview Technique You Never Use
The more questions you ask, the more you learn about a job candidate, right? Wrong. Here’s a better strategy. Eventually, almost every interview turns into a question-and-answer session. You ask a question. The candidate answers as you check a mental tick-box (good answer? bad answer?).

Four Signs You Need a Talent Network
Does the phrase “workforce planning” make you long for a fully staffed and centralized recruitment team? Does it make you think twice (or three times) about every technology system you use to recruit candidates? Or is workforce planning something only “large” companies do? Actually, companies of all sizes can benefit from workforce planning – and it’s not nearly as complicated as you might think!

Looking for more? Check out last week’s Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web, or follow @cmsirecruit on Twitter for regular  updates.  

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