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Recruiting News Roundup

This week’s top recruiting stories:

5 Jobs for the HR Department of the Future
I asked industry experts to predict what the HR department of 2020 would look like. Among their predictions: a move toward a more strategic in-house HR. What positions will this “more strategic” HR department of the future include? Here are five roles we discussed.

ATS & the Candidate Experience
Our customer service department received an interesting phone call yesterday, from a job seeker. What really stood out about this call, was that it was an applicant for a company that was not an iRecruit customer. They were using another Applicant Tracking software! We always talk about the “candidate experience” and being the “employer of choice”. Number one on that list is to make it easy for interested parties to apply for your jobs.

Make Job Candidates Want to Work for You: 5 Tips
Sometimes you’re in a situation where the right people are lining up around the block for the chance to work for your company. But, most of the time, it’s the wrong people lining up, and you’re faced with a limited supply of right people–people with the right skills, experience, drive, expectations, personality and salary requirements. Unfortunately, the people that are right for your business are often right for your competitors’ businesses as well. So, what can you do to make sure that your recruiting process encourages these people to want to work for you?

12 Steps to Make your Job Ads Go Viral
It’s not easy to predict what will go viral. If it were predictable the social network infrastructure would meltdown as viral sensation after viral sensation totally overloaded the system. Yes, making things go viral is a combination of skill, luck, timing, trial and error and intuition. And most people get it wrong, that is according to research from Millward Brown which suggests that only 15 percent of ads go viral online.

Withholding Employee References: It’s Time to Stop the Insanity
Do you give candid references on former employees? If you’re like most, probably not. Due to advice given by legal counsel or an article someone in HR once read, the preponderance of employers has one of the following policies:

Integrating Social Media into your Employee Referral Process
Recruitment professionals have long been interested in the best ways to recruit potential employees. This interest stems from two main ideas. The first idea is that certain recruitment methods will yield higher numbers of acceptable applicants, thus making the recruitment process less expensive.

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