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Recruiting News Weekly RoundUp

This week’s recruiting news:

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

Is this internal feedback on job candidates unprofessional?
I’m new to owning the hiring process at my company. Sometimes when I send hiring managers candidates, they reply with comments that I don’t think are appropriate or professional like “Nope,” or “Meh.”

Think Your Interview Process is Fair? Read This Letter
What would happen if job candidates treated you the way you treat them? You might be receiving letters such as this one?
Dear Hiring Manager, Thank you so much for your interest in me for the position of Senior Technical Analyst for your company. Before we commence with the interview, you will need to do the following…

How a Convicted Murderer Prepares for a Job Interview
Recent Longreads Member Pick free for everyone. It’s a full chapter from Among Murderers: Life After Prison, by Sabine Heinlein. Heinlein is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer who spent more than two years at the Castle, a prominent halfway house in Harlem, where she met convicts who were preparing for the outside world.

5 Best Hires For Boosting Holiday Sales
The holidays are the busiest time of year for many companies. With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday coming up this month, companies are now hiring seasonal workers to handle the additional sales. Hiring the right type of workers for your business during the holiday season is critical for maximizing sales and having customers return in the new year.

5 Ways to Vet Job Candidates Online
The job application process has moved online. Now, nearly half of employers research candidates online. Eric Meyer, a partner in Dilworth Paxson LLP’s labor and employment department, recently addressed which online channels are most common for background searches on job candidates.

6 Must-Haves For Your Twitter Recruitment Strategy
Unless you’ve been living like the North Pond hermit (and if you have, you probably have no idea what twerking is, so more power to you), you’re well aware of the hype surrounding social media recruitment. But if you think that’s all social media recruitment is – hype – you might want to reconsider: Not only is social media as a recruitment strategy here to stay, it’s also quite effective.

4 Benefits of Effective Job Descriptions
Writing job descriptions may seem to be an onerous task, but if done well, there can be many benefits for your organization. “Unfortunately, not all hiring managers and companies value a well-developed job description. So, it’s critical to understand the rewards – along with the mitigating risks as they apply to federal, state and local laws – of an effective job description.” Mary Anne Kennedy told us in a recent BLR webinar.

About iRecruit 

iRecruit is a cloud-based recruiting and applicant tracking software application that allows you to track and report on all of your job applicants and positions. Find out more and take a quick screenshot tour on our website at http://www.irecruit-software.com/ or join a demo on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11am or 2pm. Call iRecruit at 1-800-517-9099 if you have any questions.

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