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Recruiting News Round Up

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:

Global Spotlight: What Jobs Are Trending Across the World? (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Finding a new job is a priority for many job seekers at the start of the year. In fact, our research shows over half of US workers consider a career change during this period. And this phenomena isn’t isolated to the United States. We also see a jump in job interest among other countries where Indeed has sites. This surge in job seeker activity means that it’s a great time for all employers to post a job. And even as searches grew in January, it’s important to remember that any time of year is good for finding the perfect candidate.

Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees (Read @ Glassdoor)
Move over, pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks has won even more hearts and customers with their latest announcement. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business.

7 of the Biggest Hiring Time Wasters and How to Get Rid of Them (Read @ TheHiringSite)
When it comes to hiring today, employers need to move quickly. In-demand candidates are not going to stick around before they are snapped up by competitors. So how can you trim the fat and speed up your hiring process without being hasty? Try eliminating these common time wasters from your hiring process.

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required (Read @ NYTimes)
When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening test geared toward a ninth-grade education.

The Candidate, the Employer, the Job: Fairy Tales of the Candidate Experience (Read @ Medium)
Once upon a time there was a little boy/girl who wanted to grow up and become a [ job, title, role, something]. They went to school, studied, (or not, in some cases), graduated, got a degree, (or not, in some cases), prepared a resume, and applied, with great anticipation and excitement, over the slew of jobs on Indeed, Monster, Craig’s… etc. They applied and waited.

Warning: Malware is showing up in job applicants’ files (Read at HR Morning)
Be aware: There’s a new kind of malware computer attack targeting HR professionals. Ransomware, a form of malware that blocks access to computer files until a ransom is paid, is arriving in HR pros’ inboxes dressed as job applications, according to the research team at Check Point Software Technologies Inc., a provider of IT security products.

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