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

Recruiting Roundup: This week new ways you can use Twitter’s improved search tools, the new trend in discrimination, how important the candidate experience is and more…

New Ways to Recruit & Hire Using Twitter’s Improved Platform
On a busy day, Twitter sees about 175 million tweets and about 300,000 new visitors on a daily basis. With numbers like these you’d be out of your mind not to consider Twitter as a viable source for recruiting and sourcing candidates. In recent years Twitter has boosted it’s search functions to make the job of a recruiter easier. With over 750 tweets being shared on Twitter each second, it’s important to be at the forefront of the trends in recruitment and maybe even more so for employment branding.

Screening lean: Getting to the bottom of that resume pile
While applicant-tracking technology has definitely helped to streamline the recruiting process, it hasn’t cut down on the sheer number of candidates that are applying for jobs. If anything, technology may be responsible for increasing the volume of applicants: it’s faster to submit a resume online rather than print one out, put it in an envelope and post it in the mail. This, combined with a challenging job market, has HR professionals and hiring managers struggling to sift through hundreds of resumes per advertised position, in addition to all of the other responsibilities that fall under their realm.

New York City Bans Unemployment Discrimination #2013HRtrend
The New York City Council passed a bill Wednesday that would ban businesses from discriminating against unemployed job applicants. The measure would stop employers from considering an applicant’s employment status and also prohibit job ads that specify applicants must be currently employed. According to its sponsors, it will help the long-term jobless get back to work.

Compliance with New EEOC Guidelines Can Help You Improve Quality of Hires
In early 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Legal Counsel issued updated guidance regarding the handling of criminal history checks in the course of background screening. Furthermore, the EEOC has announced it will aggressively pursue, as class actions, claims of discrimination that arise as a result of criminal history checks. Although the 2012 guidance clarifies long-standing EEOC policies, it is particularly involved — and initially can be confusing for HR professionals and recruiters, alike.

Dear Candidate 5a26jd7: Your Application Is Very Important to Us
The recruiting buzzwords circle in our brains: candidate experience, employer of choice, culture, employment branding, talent pools, talent communities, candidate relationships, etc. Your expensive and time-consuming investments in all of these things won’t be worth it the technology is used wrong. Candidates will sour on you or abandon the process. They’ll self-select out for reasons having nothing to do with aptitude or job-related qualifications.

Returnships: Internships for a New Generation
Need Skilled Workers? Consider a Returnship Program. It’s a common story these days: companies can’t find the qualified candidates they need, despite the high unemployment rate. But some employers are solving this dilemma through what are known as returnship programs. Returnships, or return-to-work programs, are commonly described as internship programs for older professionals who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time. In many cases, they are designed to help these individuals refresh their skill sets, learn new technologies and ease back into the corporate world.

iRecruit Webinar Dates January 2013
Planning on improving your recruiting in 2013? iRecruit has 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.

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