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Recruiting News Roundup

After a few weeks hiatus we are back with the Friday morning newsround – 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:

CMS selects Net@Work to acquire Sage HRMS Practice
It is my pleasure to announce to you that CMS has selected Net@Work to service our Sage Abra, and Sage HRMS customers. CMS chose Net@Work due to their team’s deep understanding of the human resource, payroll and compliance challenges that face businesses and the breadth of resources they are able to dedicate to them.

WOTC Questions: Are Rehires Eligible?
From our Work Opportunity Tax Credit blog: As a seasonal landscaping business we frequently hire individuals who worked for us in previous years. Are they eligible for WOTC?

How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In
Keith Bollinger’s paycheck as a factory manager had shriveled after the 2008 financial crisis, but then he got a chance to pull himself out of recession’s hole. A rival textile company offered him a better job — and a big raise. When he said yes, it set off a three-year legal battle that concluded this past week but wiped out his savings along the way.

Here’s What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Google’s New Job Search
Indeed’s tagline used to be “One search. All jobs.” Looks like Google took offense. Long rumored to be getting back into the job search game, we got our first visual confirmation of that a few weeks ago, when Google Hire first surfaced.

The Workforce’s Billion Dollar Problem: Unskilled Workers
We’ve all heard of the skills gap by now: Companies have lots of open positions but can’t find enough workers with the skills they need. But did you know these unfilled positions come at a high cost? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S. employers (56 percent) have job openings that stay vacant for 12 weeks or longer. The average cost HR managers say they incur for having extended job vacancies is more than $800,000 annually.

Salary History And Gender Are Antiquated Data Points For Salary Negotiations
Last year, with the stroke of a pen, Governor Charlie Baker made Massachusetts the first state in the nation to ban HR departments from asking for salary history from candidates. The law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, also protects employees from being fired if they have open discussions with colleagues about salary.

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews
A friend of mine once had a curious experience with a job interview. Excited about the possible position, she arrived five minutes early and was immediately ushered into the interview by the receptionist. Following an amicable discussion with a panel of interviewers, she was offered the job.

Five Ways Your Recruiting Process Drives Talent Away
There is no reason for employers to whine about “talent shortage.” There is no talent shortage — only poor recruiting practices that drive job applicants away. Realistic job specs describe living people, not imaginary beings. Recruiting problems are operational problems on the employer’s side — not deficiencies in the talent community!

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