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Recruiting News Roundup

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:

27 Jobs With Unbelievably Tough Interview Questions (Read @ Glassdoor)
It’s almost time. You have just days until your dream job interview, and you are doing everything possible to get this right. You’ve read interview reviews and questions shared by other job candidates on Glassdoor and spoken to everyone under the sun, from your second cousin once removed to your old high school classmate who now works at the company. But even with all this research ahead of the big interview, there are some interview questions that could catch you by surprise. During today’s tough interview process, almost any can be thrown your way, so you need to be prepared for anything.

It’s Not the Recruiter, It’s the Role (Read @ ERE)
A recruiter’s job is tough. With the power in the job seekers hands, a recruiter has to dig deeper and think of innovative ways to fill a role with the perfect candidate. As the talent pool shrinks the task of filling many job requisitions can be tough on its own, but what about when you’re filling a role and outside factors like employer brand, interview processes, and the job description are out of sync?

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.

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees (Read @ HBR)
A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a thoughtful, efficient manner, companies often institute formal high-potential (HIPO) programs.

9 Facts About the New LinkedIn Profile Vs. the LinkedIn Profile We Knew (Read @ Recruiter.com)
At this point, I’ve seen roughly 10 posts and a few videos explaining the differences between the old (or for some, current) LinkedIn user interface (UI) and the new and improved one. I hope this isn’t the 11th post you’ve seen on this topic.

9 Steps to Creating an Amazing First Week for Your New Hire (Read @ CareerBuilder)
You’ve found someone with the talent and passion to truly make an impact on your small business. Now, do everything you can to help your new hire feel welcome and important. Use these nine tips to create an effective, unforgettable first week that will set the tone for a prosperous tenure at your small business.

Spotlight on iRecruit with Sage HRMS Integration and Onboarding (Read @ CMS Blog)
Sage HRMS (Human Resources Management Software) customers can improve talent management and recruiting with iRecruit, and streamline their onboarding process with iConnect. iRecruit was designed to work with either Sage Abra and Sage HRMS, so when you upgrade from Suite to SQL, you just need to match your settings in iRecruit.

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