web analytics

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:

Here’s Why It’s Time to Add Reddit to Your Recruitment Marketing Mix (Read @ ERE)
If you’re not yet familiar with Reddit, shake hands and say hello. Similar to the once-mighty Digg, it was founded in 2005 and is an online destination where users share content, comment, and vote up or down. As its website says, “Reddit bridges communities and individuals with ideas, the latest digital trends, and breaking news (…okay, and maybe cats). Our mission is to help people discover places where they can be their true selves, and empower our community to flourish.”

Side Hustle: Only 42% of Workers Are Loyal to Primary Job (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Got a side-gig? You’re not alone. According to new CareerBuilder research, nearly a third of workers (32%) do—this compares to 29% last year. And more women than men have side hustles—35% of women vs. 28% of men.

Looking Ahead: What’s Next For Job Seekers On LinkedIn? (Read @ Forbes)
LinkedIn remains the go-to site for companies and individuals to build their brand. The site provides a fast, effective way to show off skills, enhance resumes and make networking connections. While these are all great, LinkedIn is constantly innovating, which means new opportunities to brand yourself are brewing.

The Next Level: 3 Steps to Boosting Candidate Engagement Through Hyper-Personalization (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Has the recruiting industry hit an inflection point of bad behaviors surrounding the job seeker experience? Well, maybe it’s not that bad — but sometimes it seems like it! You only have to search for #recruiterfail on Twitter to see examples candidates are sharing about their experiences with recruiters. I am a software engineer and you want to talk to me about a sales job. Really?

3 Elements of Great Job Postings that Attract Talent (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
“The truth is that as much as a company is only glancing at a job applicant’s resume for 6 seconds, candidates are doing just about the same thing with job descriptions. If you are not attracting them at that first or second sentence, you’ve lost them,” explains Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout Inc., and an expert at creating job descriptions that capture and keep the attention of job candidates.

ATS Questions: Should I Ask For Salary History on the Employment Application? (iRecruit Blog)
This question is falling out of favor. Cities such as New York and San Francisco, and most recently the City of Los Angeles, or states such as Delaware and Massachusetts, have passed laws prohibiting interviewers from asking candidates about their salary history. The reason for this change is to close the gender pay gap, although recruiters still prefer to have the questions available.

Generation Z Is Breaking Into the Job Market – But What Do They Want? (Read @ Recruiter.com)
When it comes to the multigenerational workplace, millennials get all the attention – but that’s about to change. As Gen. Y settles into middle management positions and employers finally get a hang of what this crop of talent wants from a job, Generation Z is on the rise; soon, it’ll shake everything up all over again.

Why Pay Transparency Is Becoming a Best Practice (Read @ TLNT)
Ben Eubanks over at Lighthouse Research and Advisory has written a fascinating white paper on transparency. Transparency in Compensation: Trends and Best Practices, underwritten by salary.com, is a thoughtful and interesting discussion of the impact of different levels of transparency in the workplace – from too little to too much. It presents an interesting model and some terrific takeaways.

WOTC Questions: Is WOTC Available to Part Time Employees? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
At CMS, as WOTC subject matter experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website. This week we received a questions via the chat box on the website: Can the WOTC be applicable for part-time employees? Those working less than 30 hours per week?


Follow iRecruit on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

Share Button