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

Recruiting Roundup: This week the secrets of successful hiring, is job hopping worse than having a criminal record, what what you need to know about “visual recruiting” and more  … this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

One In Five Job-Seekers Reject Employers Who Ban Social Media
One in five job-seekers (19.7%) say they would refuse to work for an employer who didn’t allow them to access social media in the workplace, according to survey results in a new white paper titled “Tomorrow’s Workforce” published by Hays, a recruitment firm based in the U.K.

9 Secrets of Highly Successful Hiring
I’ve hired hundreds of people, and fired a few too. Here are the best recruiting insights I’ve gleaned the hard way. When you’re hiring, you’re growing. That means business is good. It’s easy to let that euphoria go to your head and, in a rush of enthusiasm, hire great people who, nevertheless, could be wrong for the job, or your business.

Online screening prompts legal concerns
As more companies turn to online pre-employment tests, complaints of bias are cropping up. One came from Vicky Sandy, who in 2007 was turned down for a cashier job at a Kroger Co. supermarket in West Virginia after taking a 50-question test that asked her to rate the degree to which she was self-confident, always cheerful, and tried to sense what others thought and felt.

New Study: Long-Term Unemployment Viewed By Hiring Companies As Worse Than A Criminal Record
A survey released today shows that people who have criminal records but are holding down a job have an easier time impressing hiring managers than do people who have been out of work for two years or more. The study is by Bullhorn, a Boston maker of recruiting software. The company ran an anonymous survey between August 23-28 of 1,500 staffing recruiters, corporate recruiters and hiring managers who use Bullhorn’s products.

10 Things Not To Do When Interviewing Applicants
Below are some “don’ts” to keep in mind when interviewing, many of which relate to the most common interviewing errors. It’s from our book How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, 2nd edition: The Qualities That Make Salespeople Great, @2012, McGraw-Hill Professional; reprinted with permission of the publisher.

Background checks: What’s changing in 2013
Come January 1, you’ll want to make sure you’ve updated one specific part of your background check process. HR pros know that when they use a third party to conduct background checks on applicants or employees, there’s certain protocol that has to be followed to avoid running afoul of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

“Visual Recruiting:” 7 Easy Tips
You wouldn’t buy a home without going to an open house, so don’t expect job seekers to “buy” into your job opening without seeing some visuals. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 75 percent of job seekers reported that the look and feel of a job description influences their decision to apply. Job postings with videos are viewed 12 percent more than postings without — and receive a 34 percent greater application rate.
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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