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

Recruiting Roundup: This week how to rewrite a boring job description, why you shouldn’t be Googling candidates and how to interview recent grads.

Rewrite That Boring Job Description
Job descriptions are the last thing most of us think about because with all the day-to-day busy work, who has time? We know we need to hire talented people, but most of us go with the standard, dry list of bullets on a website and hope that someone fits the bill.

How to Interview a Recent Grad
Research has shown that within the first 4.3 minutes of an interview, 63 percent of employers have already made a decision about the applicant.  But should you be so quick to judge, particularly when it comes to candidates who have just graduated? Most recent grads have no idea how to handle themselves in an interview– so how do you know if you’re missing out on a great hire? It’s up to you to find out.

Are You Googling Job Candidates? When You Do, Everyone Loses
Years ago, I asked HR professionals to stop Googling candidates. In short, it is dumb and lazy. It is an unreliable and invalid way of discerning a candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities. And I believe it might be an illegal hiring practice, although there is no legal decision or class action lawsuit against an employer in America to test that theory.

How Candidates Are Finding You
Wondering what’s the best way to get the word out that you’re hiring? Track the candidate’s referral source in iRecruit. Knowing and tracking this important information can help you plan your advertising budget for the year ahead and make informed choices.

4 Ways to Successfully Implement a New Applicant Tracking System
A HiringSite by Career Builder article points out Four Ways to Avoid Failure in Your Recruiting Software Investment. The decision to invest in new HR or applicant tracking software is huge. It pays to take time to define your needs or requirements, budget, research available software, demo the software, and finally select a vendor.  According to CareerBuilder, it’s all too easy to lose steam after putting all your energy into the purchasing  process.

Six Things You Need in Every Job Description
Your job description is a sales pitch for your company and the position.  Writing an effective job description is essential to attract the right applicants, and can cut your time to hire by attracting more qualified applicants to the position.

iRecruit Webinar Dates March 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for February 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and 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.

iRecruit Training – Application Forms
Please join us on Friday, March 29th at 1pm for iRecruit Training. This month we’ll focus on the Application Forms and how to customize. You’ll learn: How to add/change questions,
How to add multiple options for questions, How to build a custom application form, How to use pre-screening questions, And more… Click here to register today or call 1-800-517-9099, training is free to all customers.
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.

About iRecruit
iRecruit is a web-based applicant tracking software designed to provide any size of business a cost effective, affordable and simple way to handle their recruiting process online. iRecruit provides you with your own career center that will allow your applicants to select the position they are interested in, and apply online through your website!

Weekly demos, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (Register Today), or call us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a demo at your convenience.

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