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Recruiting News Roundup

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

Yes, There’s a Skills Deficit, But How About Just Filling Some Open Jobs?So the unemployment rate went up a little in May, from 7.5 percent to 7.6 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics deems this increase as “essentially unchanged.” That’s despite 175,000 more people working. How does this math work?

Why the New Internship Ruling is Bad For College Students
Think requiring companies to pay interns is a good idea? It’s not. When a U.S. federal judge ruled that Fox Searchlight had illegally not paid a couple of interns, people started to freak out. This is fantastic! Now all interns will be paid! Yeah, peace on earth! Prosperity for all!

New College Grads Aren’t Ready for Work, Survey Says
Hiring managers aren’t impressed with the class of 2013. A slim majority (53 percent) of U.S. employers plan to hire recent grads this year, according to a survey of more than 450 human resources professionals released by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic)
Hiring a new employee is an especially big deal as a small-business owner. If you are thinking about adding to your staff, you might wonder whether others are doing the same.

The Myth of Being a Highly Selective Employer
We all think it, don’t we?  We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest – we only hire quality.  We are ‘highly’ selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how ‘highly’ selective we are.  Number of applicants per hire – 25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best 1!

How To Recruit Veterans
Between all U.S. military branches, there are almost 1.5 million Americans currently serving our country and nearly 250,000 of those service members transition out of the armed services every year. Chances are your company could benefit from hiring a veteran.

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
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