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Recruiting News RoundUp

This week’s recruiting news:

How to Hire Awesome Employees
When recruiting for open positions, employers look for candidates with the skills, experience, and demeanor they believe will benefit their organizations. The qualifications for positions can vary widely among organizations and from job to job, but employers tend to look for reliable, hard-working people who they believe will impact their organizations positively and with consistent, high-quality work.

3 Things Millennials Want — And How You Can Deliver Them
Millennials: A generation that’s warped with stereotypes. But do you really know what they want? It’s easy to peg Millennials as selfish or ungrateful — a “me, me, me” generation of sorts. But if you want to get the most out of this segment of your workforce, you need to take the time to think about what they are really looking for in a career. Here’s a breakdown.

5 Interview Red Flags for Employers
From lies to lack of preparation, poor attitude, and insincerity, you can pick up on signs and collect evidence during an interview that the potential employee is not for you. If you know what you are looking for, employers can successfully spot these job interview red flags – before making a job offer to a prospective employee.

Company Career Sites Have Come a Long Way, Baby
Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin, through their CareerXroads firm, have analyzed company career pages for years, and they’ve generally been a tough crowd. So when Mehler and Crispin say things are getting better, that’s good news. And in their latest report, which I’ve embedded below, on the career pages of the Fortune 500 in the U.S., CareerXroads has at least some good news.

Nearly 2 in 5 Employers Have Jobs Open 4+ Months Due to a Skills Gap
If you paid attention to the latest jobs report, you’ll know that the U.S. added 204,000 jobs in October – 84,000 MORE than the 120,000 jobs economists were expecting. Even though there were some cheers heard the day this report came out, the employment landscape is far from a bed of roses.

Now You Can Create Subsections For Your LinkedIn Company Pages
LinkedIn introduces a new feature today that will be welcomed by businesses with multiple brands, locations, and product lines. Three years after launching company pages, LinkedIn has now made it possible to add multiple subsections to these pages.

Three Companies that “Get” Employer Branding
To make it quick: employer branding ultimately comes down to your employees’ job satisfaction. So to do it right, you have to treat your employees right. Here are three companies that have a compelling web footprint, which is important to recruit top talent. Learn what these companies are doing for their brand and how you can do the same.

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