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Recruiting News Roundup

Friday 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:

Hiring bounces back: Robust 222,000 jobs added in June (Read @ USA Today)
Hiring bounced back in June as employers added 222,000 jobs, easing concerns about the health of the economy and helping cement Federal Reserve plans to unwind its longstanding stimulus measures.

3 ‘harmless’ job interview questions that always land HR in big legal trouble (Read @ HR Morning)
HR pros probably go out of their way to avoid asking obvious questions about race, age, gender and disability during job interviews. But it’s often the “innocent” queries that stray into off-limit topics and wind up coming back to haunt employers.

How to Do Internships the Right Way (Read @ SHRM Blog)
Internships are not meant to be free help. They are not meant to replace an employee. And they shouldn’t be used for busy work.

Why Jargon in Job Ads Could Be Costing You Talent (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Confusing your candidates is not an effective hiring strategy. Having trouble attracting young job seekers? Take a look at your job descriptions and see if you’re using too much jargon.

Why are employers so rude to job candidates? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I’ve been job hunting for about 18 months and I can’t handle all of the broken promises. I’ve had people make offers of help and then disappear. I’ve had interview offers rescinded (mostly involving scheduling conflicts until I find that the job has been filled). I’ve been told to follow up and then, after having chased someone down, found that the job has been filled.

Ask an ATS ATSQuestions (iRecruit Blog)
Introducing our newest blog feature #ATSQuestions. If you have a question about iRecruit, or using an ATS as a recruiter/hiring manager or as an applicant feel free to submit your questions via the chat box or contact form. Question recently submitted through our chat box: Does iRecruit require applicants/candidates to register in order to apply?

Generation Z Is Coming. Will You Be Ready? (Read @ ERE)
Has anyone even defined Gen Z? Actually, yes, they have. And they are entering the workforce right now. Like the millennials before them, many are confused about when the actual cutoff between the generations are, but generally, they’re born between 1996 and 2010 and the eldest are in the process of graduating.

The ADA Says You Get to Decide What Job Functions Are ‘Essential’ (Read @ TLNT)
About a year ago, I blogged here about a litigation attorney with the State of Louisiana. She has a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act. On account of her illness, the U.S. Department of Justice accommodated the litigator by allowing her to telecommute from home temporarily, hoping to eventually reintegrate her into the office.

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