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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:

#Nextchat: Skills Gaps and Employee Development (Read @ SHRM)
Is your organization finding the talent it needs to fill skills gaps? Are you finding that it’s becoming increasingly necessary to develop the skills of your current workers?

The Data-driven Recruiter: AI’s Impact on Recruiting (Read @ ERE)
The idea of AI has been with us since Mary Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818. The recent HBO show Westworld is basically the same story. Pop culture has created an image of AI that offers tantalizing benefits, but is also a Pandora’s box capable of unleashing forces that will wreak havoc.

The Reason Companies Should Calculate Cost Per Hire (Read @ HR Bartender)
Every once in a while, I run across an article that talks about why organizations shouldn’t calculate cost per hire. Personally, I’m a big fan of the cost per hire metric. I think it provides valuable information.

Application Clause (Read @ Human Resource Blog)
Can we put a clause in an employment application that says “If you quit within the first week of employment, your pay will be used for us training you for your position.” If a week is too long, how much is allowed?

Potential New WOTC Target Groups
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit program is an enormously valuable program for employers. On average 10-15% of new hires may qualify under one of the nine current target groups, a potential expansion is always on the table:

ATS Questions: How Long Does It Take to Implement a New ATS? (iRecruit Blog)
A question this week submitted via the chat box was How long does it take to implement iRecruit?


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