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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:

Ten Horrible Hiring Practices That Drive Great Candidates Away (Read @ Forbes)
In the Sales and Marketing world we talk endlessly about user experience, customer retention and word of mouth. These are critically important topics for any business. Every CEO knows that they can’t afford to have customers, prospective customers or anybody else thinking negative thoughts about their company. On the other side of our businesses — the back door where employees go in and out — we don’t talk about any of that stuff.

I spoke at CareerBuilder’s Empower last week and in my presentation, I harped on the talent acquisition pros and leaders in the room on why 100% of us are not using texting as a primary first form of contact with candidates. The data is in. Texting works! It works better than email by a mile, but still, less than 50% in the room are texting candidates.

WOTC Statistics: Kentucky 2016 – 2017 (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Kentucky Career Center (KCC) reports this week that they have issued 53,398 Workforce Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to Kentucky employers during fiscal year (FY) 2017, a 30 percent increase from the 41,098 issued in FY 2016, according to the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment. The WOTC program potentially saved Kentucky employers more than $205 million in federal taxes.

How to Turn Your Website’s Careers Page Into a Secret Weapon (Read @ Inc.)
Your company’s “careers” page is among the most valuable digital real estate that you own, but most companies treat this vital recruitment asset as an afterthought. Your career page is so much more than a listing of your current job openings. It’s your secret weapon in the war for talent, and it should be built with a singular purpose in mind: compel would-be job seekers to apply for one of your open positions.

Help wanted: These 25 cities are tops for jobs (Read @ USA Today)
If you think you need to head to a big city on the East or West Coast to find a great job, you might want to think again. Midwestern cities like Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Louisville were among the top cities in the U.S. for finding a job, feeling good after you get it, and being able to enjoy an affordable quality of life, according to a new study compiled by job search site Glassdoor.

ATS Questions: What is Electronic Onboarding? (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
iRecruit’s Electronic Onboarding takes all of the documents that are included with your new hire paperwork and transforms them into electronic versions. This can include all types of documents such as Direct Deposit, Emergency Contacts, Employment Agreements, Company Handbooks and more. Utilizing electronic documents eliminates the cost of printing and mailing paper copies of documents…

Pick Me! Pick Me! I Stand Out Above the Rest (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
As an HR professional, you probably encounter hundreds of résumés at any given time—and let’s face it, sometimes it’s a mundane chore to sift through the candidates trying to find the perfect fit. You’ve probably encountered résumés filled with typos and some that seem to stretch the truth a little too far, but once you’ve gotten past the résumé stage, it’s time to start the interview process. Have you ever interviewed a candidate who stuck out so much that they’re worthy of falling under the Strange But True category?

10 Recruiting Myths We’d Like to Bust (Read @ Recruiter.com)
The vast majority of us go through the recruiting/hiring process at some point, either as a candidate, recruiter, or employer. Despite this, myths and misinformation about how recruiting and hiring work abound. We asked a few experts about the recruiting and hiring myths they’d like to dispel. Check out their answers below:


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