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

Recruiting Roundup: This week hiring veterans, recruiting trends to watch in 2013, how you can improve your career website and more … this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

20 Recruiting Trends to Watch for in 2013

If you are going to be strategic, you must be forward looking. Obviously forward-looking people stay aware of current trends. I’ve written extensively on recruiting trends, but the definition of “a trend” means that a significant group of firms have already implemented the practice.

Real Reference Checks Require These 8 Steps
A few days ago I received a call from a business owner conducting a reference check on a former co-worker of mine. She kept me on the phone for nearly a half hour to ask me several probing questions about the potential hire. I’ve fielded many reference calls over the years, but none of them were as strong as this one.

Military Matters: Why Hiring Veterans and Their Families Should Be Top Priority for HR Leaders
As a U.S. Navy veteran and talent acquisition professional for America’s leading physical security services company, I commit each and every work day to pursuing gainful employment of our country’s military.

Seasonal hiring gets underway
The National Retail Federation is forecasting a healthy holiday season ahead, expecting more part-time and seasonal jobs to be created this year versus last year. To find out what kinds of jobs are available right now and where they are, we analyzed more than 80,000 jobs on Indeed that have relevant seasonal and part-time job title keywords.

Do You Use Phone Interviews to Screen?
Companies that are growing quickly invest a lot of staff time in interviewing and selecting the right candidates for their jobs. Participative companies like to hold small group interviews in which four or five employees meet with each candidate in the first round interview.

Veterans Employment Prospects Improve, But Women Vets Still Struggle
As the nation prepares to celebrate Veteran’s Day Sunday, there is encouraging news about the progress American business has made in hiring veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 12 Ways You Can Improve Your Corporate Careers Site
It’s amazing how many companies say that “people are at the heart of our business.” Oh really? So how come so few employers bother to really develop their careers site to try to attract absolutely the best person for the job? How many bother to develop it beyond a simple list of current vacancies?

How to get more female applicants with one word
The wage gap between men and women is notoriously tricky to account for. Over the course of a lifetime, women make, on average, 72 percent of what men earn—but it’s not clear why. Some point to the fact that many women take extended amounts of time off from work when they have children. Others say women pick jobs in fields that aren’t as highly paid as jobs men are drawn to. Others blame sexism, whether implicit or explicit.

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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