Every Friday morning – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – as we take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR and Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:
Best Practices for Engaging Hiring Managers with iRecruit
Getting your hiring managers involved with the recruiting can be a challenge involving a lot of follow up on the part of the recruiter or HR team. With iRecruit we offer flexible ways for you to engage your hiring managers throughout the hiring process.
Do Hiring Managers Discriminate Against Asian Candidates? (Read @ Workology)
According to a new study, candidates with names of Asian origin are less likely to book interviews. The joint Ryerson Munk School of Business and University of Toronto study found that even when Asian candidates had higher degrees and better resumes than other applicants, they still landed fewer interviews — and obviously, were therefore less likely to get the job.
WOTC’s Newest Category: Long-Term Unemployed (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The recent renewal and expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit added a new target group: the Long-Term Unemployment Recipient.
Applicant Tracking Software Comparison Checklist
If you are planning on purchasing an ATS this year, it helps to have an idea of the functions and features of the software that are critical to you, and that is nice to have.
Innovative Office Spaces Attract Millennials (Read @ CFO)
A growing number of businesses — ranging from startup technology companies to professional services firms — are using innovative office spaces to court millennials, currently the largest and a highly coveted segment of the workforce.
Why Women Quit Working: It’s Not for the Reasons Men Do (Read @ NY Times)
The go-to explanations for why so many men — even in their prime working years — have dropped out of the labor force do not apply to Krystin Stevenson. At 31 with two children, she gave up her $40,000-a-year job as a customer service representative at a real estate firm in the summer of 2015 when her fragile support network collapsed.
Temporary Hiring Trends in 2017 and Beyond (Read @ TheHiringSite)
The new year has ushered in a renewed focus on the nearly 3 million-strong temporary workforce continuing on a growth trajectory as a result of the increasingly competitive talent market and shifting labor force.
Pretty soon, asking salary-history questions in Philly will get you sued. (Read @ TheEmployerHandbook)
Last week, Philadelphia City Council read and passed this bill, which will ban employers from inquiring about salary history, and create a private right of action for aggrieved individuals (i.e., lawsuits).