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Recruiting News Round Up

This week’s top recruiting news from around the web: 

Tips for Hiring Summer Interns
Spring is in full bloom, which means Summer is not too far off (hooray!), and that means Intern Season is almost upon us. To help you make the most of your interns we reached out to our iRecruit customers for tips.

Two Thirds of U.S. Employers Say Bad Hires Negatively Affected Business Last Year
New research from CareerBuilder reveals that 66 percent of U.S. employers experienced losses in business last year due to bad hires.

Engage and Attract More Candidates with Social Media
If your company uses these three most prominent social networks for consistent branding, marketing and public relations, you should take advantage of this built-in network of contacts when recruiting new candidates.  Making your jobs social, allows you to connect with a built in network of people who are already aware of your company, and interested in hearing news and job openings from you. 

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

How To Craft Standout Job Descriptions
Have you stumbled upon a job description that checked all the boxes for being concise, explanatory and compelling? Great job descriptions are direct response marketing materials in their own right. Their purpose is to attract quality hires and sell the opportunity with your organization. And the first step in attracting quality hires is making sure that people can find your job among a sea of others.

5 Cover Letter Red Flags for Employers
Want to know the cover letter red flags that should capture your attention when you review an applicant’s cover letter? The cover letter is an integral component of a job searcher’s job application materials.

4 Ways To Get Hiring Managers Involved in Recruiting – Quickly
Here are some ideas you can immediately implement in your organization to help get hiring managers on board with your recruiting efforts, quickly:

Facebook Lags Behind LinkedIn, Twitter as Social Recruitment Tool
In its 2013 North American Social Recruiting Activity Report, Bullhorn Reach reports that just 22 percent of recruiters used Facebook for recruiting in 2012. Comparatively, Twitter was used by 27 percent of recruiters while LinkedIn dominated the social-media-recruitment landscape with a 97 percent usage rate.

About iRecruit
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