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

Recruiting Roundup: This week find out the differences between different generations when hiring, what to know when hiring temporary workers, how to attract Veterans and more … this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

iRecruit Webinar Dates in October
Announcing iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for October 2012. Learn how to take control of your recruiting and applicant tracking process. Manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database. We have weekly webinar demos scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (US). Or contact us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a webinar at your convenience.

Indeed to be Acquired by Recruit
Indeed is being acquired by Recruit, a leading HR services and consumer internet firm based in Japan. Indeed will continue to be led by its current management team and operate as an independent subsidiary of Recruit.

Hiring Temporary Employees: Read This First
When your small business needs extra hands on deck during busy times, are you relying more and more on temporary employees to fill the bill? You’re not alone. NBC news recently reported that the trend toward temporary employment is becoming a permanent feature of the U.S. economic landscape.

Rethinking Recruiting: New Ideas to Take Your Hiring to the Next Level
Almost every week we see an article on the “war for talent.” Companies need to hire people and can’t find the right skills. Recruiters rely heavily on sophisticated applicant tracking systems to do the initial resume sorting. Even if the system “OKs” a candidate, chances are slim this person will actually end up as a “perfect” match.

How Different Generations of Americans Try to Find Work
Do millenials approach the job hunt differently than their older counterparts in Gen X or the Baby Boom generation? It turns out that they do, sometimes in surprising ways. For one thing, despite the fact that millennials are highly likely to be underemployed or just plain unemployed, they are more optimistic than older generations about their prospects for finding work. Nearly 9 in 10 millennial job seekers (88%) describes themselves as optimistic about finding a new job, compared to 81% of Gen X and 73% of Boomers.

Weed Out the Wrong Hires Fast: 7 Interview Questions
It’s tough to find the right employees. It all starts with asking the right interview questions. If you want to fit the right candidates into your open positions, you need to take charge of the interview process. It’s imperative to come up with interview questions that dig deep into a potential hire’s passion, drive, commitment, and problem-solving skills. Focusing just on job responsibilities and skills isn’t the right approach–you need to find out if the candidate is a strong fit as a person first.

Five Ways to Attract Veterans Through Your Job Posting Descriptions
How can you use military intelligence to write better job descriptions — and more successfully recruit veterans seeking a civilian job at your company?

Survey: 50% of All Companies Have Hired Workers With a Criminal Record
A CareerBuilder survey released today says 51 percent of human resources managers report their company has hired workers with a criminal record.

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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