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

Recruiting news this week: how to improve your search engine optimization of job listings, and all about video interviewing, 12 questions to bring out the best in candidates, and how hiring managers can make mistakes with candidates.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Job Postings
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for job postings? Keywords, that make your job searchable. Think like an applicant. What are you looking for when you’re searching for a position? In job aggregators like Indeed.com, that iRecruit posts your positions to automatically, applicants will use keywords, and locations to find positions they’re interested in.   

iRecruit Webinar Dates April 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for April 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.

Using HR analytics to pinpoint your ‘cost of hire’
Just how much does it cost your company to hire a new employee? HR analytics expert Marco Padovani offers a plan to find out — and points out some of the danger zones you may have to navigate. With compliance dates for the Affordable Care Act looming, understanding your true cost per hire is more important than ever.

The Four P’s of Job Interviewing
We all know that the interviewing process can be a nail-biting, stressful time for some. Particularly if you are applying for entry into a coveted position with a highly sought after company, you might get put “through the wringer” in multiple rounds of interviews. Interviewing however, can be a gratifying experience if you are ready for the process. The 4 P’s of interviewing have gotten me through many interview processes successfully.

12 Interview Questions That Will Reveal the Very Best Candidates
If you’re not getting exceptional hires, it may be because your traditional interview process is simply not designed to excite them.  Instead of dwelling on the past, a superior alternative is to ask them to solve real problems, and to demonstrate that they are forward-looking and that they have solutions for the future.

The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
The sexiest job of the 21st century is not a social media entrepreneur nor Hollywood producer. If you take a cue from the Harvard Business Review, the title goes to data scientists. That’s right. Data scientist, as in, the type of person who can write computer code and harness the power of big data to come up with innovative ways to use it for companies like Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), and Yahoo! (YHOO).

Not Yet Video Interviewing? Now You Have No Excuse
If you aren’t already using video for interviewing, what are you waiting for? More and more employers all the time are finding that conducting at least an initial, live interview can save them both money and time, and can give them a better sense of their candidates than even an in-depth phone screen.

The Top 10 Mistakes Hiring Managers Make When Courting Candidates
It takes two to tango, but only one to tangle things up. Here’s my list of the top 10 mistakes hiring managers make during the candidate courtship.

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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