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Recruiting News Round Up

Recruiting News Round Up is back! Every Friday morning – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – we’ll take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR and Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters (via iRecruit)
With 2016 upon us (okay, this is a repost), and heady with new year’s resolutions (running every day, anyone?) that I want to stick to, I thought I would put together a few resolutions just for recruiters. Whether you are an iRecruit customer or not, hopefully you’ll find this list helpful.

Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women (via NY Times)
It hasn’t been a great time to be a man without a job. The jobs that have been disappearing, like machine operator, are predominantly those that men do. The occupations that are growing, like health aide, employ mostly women.

Macy’s Will Cut 10,000 Jobs After Poor Holiday Sales (via NY Times)
Struggling with sagging sales over another crucial holiday shopping season, Macy’s announced on Wednesday that it was eliminating more than 10,000 jobs as part of a continuing plan to cut costs and close 100 stores.

The Year in Job Search: A Look at the Biggest Trends of 2016 (via Indeed Blog)
The new year signifies a fresh start for many of us – resolutions to go back to the gym, eat healthier, and find a new job. At Indeed, it’s our mission to help job seekers succeed in accomplishing their resolutions by finding positions that match their job search. With over 200 million unique visitors coming to the site each month, we are constantly monitoring trends to help job seekers and employers find the right fit.

2017 Minimum Wage Increases (via iRecruit)
Twenty-one states, including New York and California, ring in the new year with an increase in the minimum wage. Massachusetts and Washington state will have the highest new minimum wages in the country, at $11 per hour.

Tips to Maximize WOTC in 2017 (via WOTC Blog)
CMS has been providing WOTC administration services since 1997. April is our 20 year anniversary. With 20 years of experience, we would like to offer you some tips to make sure you get the maximum tax credit available.

Using Indeed Trends to Optimize Your Job Postings (via Fistful of Talent)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be pretty familiar with the job aggregation site Indeed. Indeed accounts for 58% of all job-related traffic across the internet according to Silk Road. Apart from job postings, sponsored listings, featured employer profiles, and a candidate-friendly resume database, Indeed also has a pretty neat Job Trends tool that helps employers and candidates get a great feel for the current job landscape across the country.

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