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

Recruiting Roundup: This week the looking forward, how to become a better recruiter in 2013, how to attract top talent, how recruiters are sourcing talent at rival organizations and more… this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web

Top 10 List for Becoming a Outstanding Recruiter in 2013
I was talking with a bunch of corporate recruiters and talent leaders in San Jose last month about the future of corporate recruiting. At the end of the session one of the corporate recruiting managers asked me for a specific list of things her recruiting team could do to better compete with external search firms. Here’s what I came up with, in David Letterman-like order:

2013 Hiring Trend: Employers Scouting Talent at Other Organizations
According to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Job Forecast, employers may come knocking, solicited or not. Nearly one-in five workers (19 percent) reported they have been approached  to work for another company in the last year when they didn’t apply for a position with that organization.

Why LinkedIn Will Never Kill the Professional Recruitment Industry
How LinkedIn is eating the recruitment industry suggested that LinkedIn, an essential tool in a recruiter’s arsenal, is actually going to devour the recruitment sector like an aggressive parasite. This is a very popular viewpoint — and an understandable one given the state of the jobs market, the focus on reducing recruitment spending, and the undeniably impressive growth of LinkedIn’s revenues and share price.

What Are Your Plans For Attracting Top Talent This Year?
What plans does your organization have for hiring in the new year? How are you planning on attracting the top talent you need to take your company to the next level in 2013? Are you focusing on your company culture as one of the most important factors?

A Reminder Why EEOC Will Focus
Same stuff; different year. In 2010, an Ohio temp agency paid $650,000 as part of a Consent Agreement with the EEOC to settle claims that it had used code words in considering and assigning (or declining) job applicants. The code include words such as “chocolate cupcake” for young African American women, “hockey player” for young white males, “figure skater” for white females, “basketball player” for black males, and “small hands” for women in general.

iRecruit Webinar Dates January 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for January 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database.

Looking for more? @cmsirecruit on Twitter for regular updates.

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