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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:

Salary-History Bans Expanding (Read @ HR Executive)
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh just became the latest cities to ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. Experts weigh in on the impact of such bans on employers and pay equality.

Dumpster Fire At Uber Highlights Pitfall Of Forsaking HR In Favor Of Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the mess over at ride-sharing service Uber. If not, Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at the company, recently wrote about her “very, very strange year at Uber,” characterized by a troubling culture of alleged sexual harassment. Her post includes disturbing, and probably illegal, managerial activities. For example, Fowler claims her boss told her she could be fired for reporting harassment.

Using Knock Out Questions on an Employment Application (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
iRecruit gives you many ways to customize an application for employment, from selecting and editing questions as you build your application. It can be configured to meet your needs. As applicants and candidates flow in, you may find that not all of the applicants meet the needs and requirements specified for a role.

The Unreasonable Expectations of Hiring Managers (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Interviews can truly be the worst. Doesn’t the hiring manager realize that you have a job, a life, a spouse, children, and other existing commitments? You spend months trying to get your foot in the door for an interview. You spend all your time filling out applications and updating your resume. You call your references and update your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts. Then you wait, and wait, and wait.

WOTC Questions: Can Staffing Agencies Take Advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
Are staffing services eligible to receive WOTC credits in a Temp-to-hire situation? That is, the employee is on the Staff agency payroll for 90 days, then rolls over to the actual employer.

Recruiters Need Closure, Too (Read @ SHRM Blog)
Even if some recruiters are ruining the candidate experience by failing to communicate, failing to be transparent, or failing to provide feedback – there are quite a few situations where recruiters are left in the dark and shouldn’t be.

Why an Applicant Tracking System Should Be Your Next HR Technology Purchase (Read @ CareerBuilder)
Recruiting the right talent for your organization is no easy task. It requires juggling a lot of moving parts—including managing job boards, career sites and resume databases. It takes time and can create gaps that cause you to miss out on top candidates.

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