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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:

5 Ways To Check References To Avoid Toxic Employees (Read @ TLNT)
Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find out that the accolades don’t ring true

Do You Really Need a College Degree for That Entry-Level Job? (Read @ Yahoo!)
When the job market was flooded with desperate applicants, many employers required college degrees for entry-level jobs. There was a certain cruel logic to it: Hey, might as well get the best. The job market is much tighter now, but it appears that employers haven’t relaxed their hiring criteria. That could explain why 43 percent say finding enough candidates is a top challenge in filling entry-level jobs. It’s a classic example of shooting yourself in the foot, but of course it’s also bad for the young people without college degrees who can’t get onto the bottom rung of the career ladder.

Hiring Trends: Demand for Mobile Developers Signals Corporate Shift in Online Engagement (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider in the U.S. with headquarters in the Boston metro area, has seen a surge in demand in the market for mobile development skills, with a year-over-year increase in demand of 99% from 2014 to 2016. An expert in finding experienced and highly qualified talent in this sector, Randstad Technologies has increased its mobility talent placement rate in the region by 283% year-over-year.

Laws banning salary history on the rise: Is your company affected? (Read @ HR Morning)
Even though a federal bill aimed at preventing employers from asking job applicants to provide a salary history appears to have stalled, many finance departments may still avoid salary history questions. Reason: An increasing number of states and cities are passing their own versions of laws forbidding salary history questions. These laws are aimed at closing the gender pay gap.

6 Common Lies on Resume (Read @ HR.com)
Resumes are marketing tools that consist of specific details about an individual or a candidate, generally used while seeking employment. In simple words, it’s a document that describes their skills, personal interests, and overall work experience. When hiring professionals, a company relies on this piece of information provided on the applicant’s resume to decide whether the candidate is apt for the job vacancy. However, in today’s rapidly developing employment market, job seekers are tempted to fake information on their resumes for several reasons. Even in a market that favors  job seekers, the fear of losing out on an opportunity urges them to falsify information in their CVs.

How to Attract Talented Millennials (Read @ Recruiter.com)
In today’s increasingly transparent job market, smart companies are reevaluating their talent acquisition strategies. Top candidates no longer base their decisions simply on salaries and company financials. With websites like Glassdoor giving job seekers a window into what it’s actually like to work with potential employers, companies have to adjust their strategies to fit the situation of this new generation.
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