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Recruiting News Roundup

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 shareable  Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

U.S. unemployment hits lowest level since 2001
The U.S. economy added 138,000 jobs last month, less than the 174,000 jobs gained in April and lower than expected. But the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3% in May — its lowest level since May 2001. Shortly after the Great Recession ended in June 2009, unemployment peaked at 10%.

Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History
This year, 25 states and the District of Columbia are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. Last year, two states — California and Massachusetts — adopted similar policies, aimed at trying to narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

WOTC: Summer Youth Employee Target Group
This summer, if you’re hiring individuals who are age 16 – 17 and a resident of an Empowerment Zone, or Rural Renewal County you may be eligible for a WOTC tax credit for hiring the individual(s).

Report: Indeed Delivers 65% of Hires and 72% of Interviews from Job Sites
Finding the right job is about more than picking a career and making some money. It has a huge impact on our individual happiness and family lives. And for businesses, placing the right candidates in the right roles can mean the difference between success and failure.

Why Candidates Are Ignoring Your Emails
As a recruiter or a sourcer, do you ever wonder about methods to get qualified candidates to respond to your messages? In today’s competitive candidate market and with the rise of AI, aka “the robots,” we tend to forget about the human elements of recruiting. With the emergence of sourcing tools, finding top talent today is easier than ever. The hard part is getting them to respond.

3 Tips to Leverage SEO for Recruitment
Lots … and lots … and lots … of people want to work for big-named tech giants. But for smaller businesses without the name recognition, using some tricks of the trade to climb up the search engine ladder — a process better known as search engine optimization (SEO) — can go a long way toward helping them reach many more people than the average small business, giving them a hiring advantage over their peers in the industry.

How LinkedIn Went From 500,000 to 500 Million Users in 13 Years
From 2003 to 2016, LinkedIn grew from 500,000 users to over 500 million members. VP of growth Aatif Awan shared the three-stage strategy the company followed to explode from also-ran to must-have today at Traction Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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