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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:

Improve and Update your Candidate Correspondence (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Communicating with candidates and job applicants is an important part of your job as a recruiter, and a vital part of your recruiting strategy. For every successful candidate that you hire you may have 10s or 100s that are not. Whether that’s due to cultural fit, not having the required credentials or experience, or something else, the candidate or applicant would still want to hear from you.

5 Reasons to Hire Women Over 40 at Your Tech Startup (Read @ Medium)
Much has been said about the tendency of tech companies to hire primarily young workers. There’s also the tired stereotype that older people are not “hip to new technology” to deal with. Like other hiring biases in tech, this issue seems to hit women in tech harder.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to girl, 7, who wants a job (Read @ BBC News)
An “entrepreneurial” seven year old wrote to Google for a job and its CEO replied. After discussing her father’s work, Chloe Bridgewater decided she would like to work for Google and penned a letter beginning “dear Google boss”.

Looking to hire in 2017? Prepare for a fight (Read @ HR Morning)
Get ready: It looks like the competition for talent in 2017 will be pretty fierce.  About 40% of HR pros and hiring managers surveyed by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder said they plan to hire full-time employees in 2017. That’s up from 36% last year — and it’s a 10-year high for the survey.

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