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Recruiting News RoundUp

This week’s recruiting news:

The Hunger Games for Talent
The wife and I went to see the movie The Hunger Games 2 – Catching Fire, like most of the free world at this point.   The thing I remember most about the movie is how all the people in the ‘capitol’ dressed very flamboyantly, and I think I would like my elected officials and Washington D.C., in general, if everyone was forced to dress like the Hunger Games capitol residents.   If I could figure out how to end each sales presentation with a new client by spinning around and my clothes caught on fire and turned into something else, I, also, think I would close more deals.

Why Japan’s Talent Wars Now Hinge on Women
“The majority — 65 percent — of our new recruits are women,” said the head of a foreign multinational I was working with in Japan last week. “We’re just going for the best, and the women are better educated and more mature.” Many foreign multinationals operating in Japan are beginning to understand that gender balancing historically male dominated workforces is proving an effective way to leverage both halves of the university educated talent pool – while shaking up traditional cultures with new, more ‘performance-oriented’ influences.

Succeeding in Search with Job Content that Attracts the Right Candidates
With over 500,000 jobs added to Indeed last week, and more than 16 million listed at any one time, making your jobs stand out to the best candidates can be a challenge.  Above all, earning the attention of qualified job seekers requires job titles and descriptions that are optimized for the way people search for jobs today. To help your organization craft top-notch content, Jason Whitman, SVP of Client Services at Indeed, shared these 10 tips:

7 Questions About Your Career Page
The career page is such a huge opportunity to show candidates exactly what you want them to see. This is the one corner of the world wide web where employers have complete control over their brand, image, and message. A career page that simply displays job listings is such a wasted opportunity.

iRecruit Recruiter Training
Please join us on Friday, December 27th at 1pm for iRecruit Training. This month we’ll focus on recruiters and hiring managers.

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