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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday it’s newsround time! 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:

iRecruit Offers Background Screening Through Verified First
iRecruit Offers Background Screening Through Verified First iRecruit is pleased to announce we have partnered with Verified First to streamline the hiring process through the integration of pre-employment background screening services. The SaaS applications offered by Verified First and iRecruit are integrated via a patent-pending technology developed by Verified First.

An ex-Apple recruiter says ‘cover letters have got to die’ (Read @ Business Insider)
(Rachel Bitte (pictured), a recruiter with more than 20 years of experience, says she wishes job seekers wouldn’t waste their time on cover letters). It’s safe to say that many job seekers dread writing cover letters. And, as it turns out, most hiring managers think they’re a waste of everyone’s time.

6 Signs You’re a Natural-Born Recruiter (Read @ Glassdoor)
If you’re like most recruiters, chances are you fell into the profession. Maybe it was the right advice at the right time or a shrewd sense of self-awareness, but once you found recruiting, you knew it was the right career for you. And now you can’t imagine doing anything else.

Opioid Crisis Looms Over Job Market, Worrying Employers And Economists (Read and Listen @ NPR)
Driving down the main commercial artery in Muncie, Ind., it seems the job market is doing well. The local unemployment rate stands at 3.8 percent, and there are hiring signs posted outside the McDonald’s, a pizza joint and at stop lights.

The Trick Question Daymond John Likes to Spring on Employees in Job Interviews (Read @ Inc.)
Every investor on the ABC hit show Shark Tank has their go-to strategy for hiring. They have successful businesses aplenty and need the right people in place to help keep it that way. Barbara Corcoran knows how weeds out complainers. Mark Cuban knows how to spot the best personality traits.


Hiring New Employees Can Be Worse than a Root Canal (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
There are two things everyone hates: going to the dentist and job hunting. And it turns out, no matter which side of the job hunting table you’re sitting on, trying to find a right fit between employer and employee is hard, unpleasant, and time-consuming. What makes searching for a new employee so difficult? And, more importantly, how can you make it easier?

Research Shows: Raise Pay to Keep Up with the Competition (Read @ Glassdoor)
In the retail and service economy, employers compete not only work environment and benefits, but also on pay. For a barista making the median yearly wage of $24,194 as of August 2017, the average year-over-year increase of 5.7% can make a meaningful difference in spending power.

Improve Your Recruiting By Knowing What Your ATS Knows (Read @ TLNT)
According to a Boston Consulting Group study, the ability to deliver on recruiting has a larger impact on revenue growth than all other HR areas, including onboarding and retaining new hires, managing talent, and developing leadership.


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