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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:

This Is The Current State Of The American Workplace (Read at Fast Company)
The world of work is changing pretty rapidly, but one thing has been pretty consistent over the past few years: Workers are feeling optimistic about their prospects. The U.S. economy keeps adding jobs at a healthy clip and unemployment remains at pre-Recession lows, making this a jobseekers’ market.

Record-Breaking Year for WOTC in Tennessee (Read at WOTC Blog)
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announced yesterday that the department’s Workforce Services Division marked a milestone in June after issuing more than $215 million of Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to employers across the state.

Company never filled position, but still wound up in court for age bias (Read at HR Morning)
All it takes is one ill-advised comment like this from a manager for an employer to get sued for bias. The comment came from Paul Doelle, who was in charge of hiring maintenance employees for Detroit Baptist Manor, a retirement community.

ATS Questions: Should I ask for References on the Employment Application? (iRecruit Blog)
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. A common question submitted by new users of iRecruit is Should I ask for references on my employment application?

Recruiters Use ‘Geofencing’ To Target Potential Hires Where They Live And Work (Read at NPR)
Companies are trying geofencing, which uses GPS and radio frequency identification to set up a virtual, wireless perimeter so that cellphone users in that area receive messages or advertisements on their phones.

The Recruiting Industry Is Fun Again! 5 Takeaways From a Job Board Summit (Read at ERE)
The Jobg8 Job Board Summit I recently went to in New Orleans is a time for job board execs and those who serve them to get together and talk shop. The job board industry has been under a lot of pressure lately, primarily due to some big players entering the space, so I was interested to take it all in and see what would unfold.

How to Ensure Your Interns (and You) Have a Productive Summer (Read at US News)
It’s summer internship season, and your office may be getting overrun by interns. If you’re being aggravated by these fresh-faced young people who don’t quite know how the work world operates just yet – or if you’d like to ensure your interns have a good experience in your organization – here’s some advice for helping you all survive the summer with your sanity intact.

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