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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:

Amazon Jobs Day: Why more than 20k showed up to apply (Read @ HR Dive)
Amazon claimed that it didn’t have an expected specific number of applicants that would show up for Amazon Jobs Day at its Baltimore fulllment center on Wednesday. But with lines looping around the parking lots and within the enormous warehouse, Amazon spokesperson Lauren Lynch said, “We are just wowed by the amount of people.”

Why America’s Wages Are Barely Rising (Read @ NPR)
Americans have been waiting for a solid pay raise for years. Maybe there’s good news awaiting them as the country employs more people. The U.S. economic recovery has gone on for eight long years, and the unemployment rate is at a low 4.4 percent. But wage gains have barely budged.

WOTC Questions: How do you calculate first and second year credit? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
At CMS, as WOTC experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website. This week we received a great question that, surprisingly, we don’t hear that often: How do you calculate first and second year credit?

Average Time to fill Takes Big Drop In May. But Is It Temporary? (Read @ ERE)
It took an average of 27.6 working days to fill a job in May, according to the latest data from career site publisher DHI Group. That’s the fewest days since January, and almost three days fewer than it took in April.

How to Recruit a Recruiter (Read @ Sourcecon)
It’s boom time for recruiters after U.S. job market tightens. According to Bloomberg, “there’s hardly ever been a better, or busier, time to be a recruiter in America.” A high-quality recruiter can make all the difference in an organization’s quality of hire. But hiring that person can be tricky. You won’t be able to tell if they’re any good because their recruiting skills are going to be determined based on their ability to deliver a high-quality candidate.

Nearly Half of Companies Say They Don’t Have the Digital Skills They Need (Read @ HBR)
The companies that think their employees’ digital IQs are unimportant are probably few and far between. After all, in just one decade the concept of “digital” has changed from a niche skill set to something that’s mandatory for virtually all blue-chip companies. If you don’t feel that your employees’ digital IQs are competitive, you have a major problem on your hands.

Everyone Should Be Part Of Your Recruiting Team (Read @ HR Bartender)
I was recently at a conference where a senior vice president of human resources said, “The war for talent is child’s play. Candidates are coming to interviews with 8 or 9 job offers and asking, ‘What are you prepared to offer?’”

20 Ways Job Seekers Can Speed Up the Hiring Process (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Today, the entire hiring process takes about 23 days from start to finish, which can be frustrating for job seekers eager to make career moves. However, the good news is job seekers can do their part to speed things up a little bit. Here are 20 ways to get hired fast:

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