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Recruiting News Roundup

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

CMS to Attend SHRM Annual Conference




CMS iRecruit will be attending the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago June 16-19. We’re looking forward to seeing Hillary Clinton, astronaut Mark Kelley and Gabby Giffords, and music from Kelly Clarkson and more. We’ll be at Booth #1927 with our partner Employee Based Systems (EBS).

The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In 2013 (Forbes)
According to the eighth annual talent shortage survey from staffing firm ManpowerGroup, 39% of employers in all industries across the U.S. are experiencing difficulty filling open positions within their organizations, despite the fact that unemployment is at a mediocre 7.5% and millions of people are still desperate for jobs.

What Matters Most (Sage Employer Solutions Blog)
For HR professionals who are recruiting for a new position or looking to fill an existing opening, you will inevitably be confronted with the task of writing a job description—the first impression a prospective employee gets for both the position and the company.

4 Steps Of Leaders Who Win Stellar Talent (Forbes)
When I made my first foray into the big bad job market, I had some pretty crummy experiences. Sending out my resume, leaving a follow-up phone message and then getting in response: nothing, nada, zip. Not even the courtesy of a cursory “No, thanks.” Or being interviewed by an underling with sadistic impulses who asked me rote questions and then barely paid attention to my answers.

6 Steps To Hire The Right Candidate Now (Glassdoor Blog)
With the job market on the mend, companies can’t afford to drag their feet when it comes to hiring for sought-after skills. Nobody wants to be rushed into making the wrong hiring decision, but they also can’t risk losing the right talent simply because they took too long to make an offer.

TheLadders Sheds Light On “Black Hole” For Job Seekers (PR Newswire)
According to a new study announced today by TheLadders, job seekers spend less than 60 seconds reviewing a job posting before deciding to apply or pass. The online job-matching service conducted the study using “eye-tracking” technology to determine what information professionals deem important, how they read listings, and whether competitive information helps them make better choices when applying for jobs, diminishing the “black hole” of the job-search process.

Vast Majority of Applicants Lie in Job Interviews (Harvard Business Review)
81% of people in a study lied about themselves during job interviews, with the more extroverted being more apt to tell untruths, say Brent Weiss and Robert S. Feldman of the University of Massachusetts.

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

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!

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