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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:

Introducing Indeed’s New Campaign: Search for Greatness (Read @ Indeed Blog)
For many of us, after family and health, a job is the most important thing in our lives. Not only does it provide a livelihood, but it connects us to others and helps us all have an impact in the world. In an ideal world, then, opportunities should be available to all based on their skills and abilities.

Rules for Contacting a Candidate (read @ Sourcecon)
Give it a Google, and you’ll find article after article on the rules for conducting yourself in an interview – as a candidate. But a good impression goes both ways when it comes to contacting a candidate. You don’t want to give yourself or your organization a bad reputation because you simply didn’t take the necessary precautions to be courteous and professional in an email or phone call.

Why I Would Make a Terrible Traditional Candidate (Read @ Inc)
I haven’t looked for a traditional job for years–I’ve been self-employed for the past 8. But, yesterday a recruiter sent me a job description for a job that actually fit my talents, was in my local area, and that I was qualified for. This never happens.

This Is How To Spot A Lie On A Resume (Read @ FastCompany)
New research from Robert Half’s OfficeTeam found that nearly half of survey respondents knew someone who had lied on a resume—a 25% increase over the company’s 2011 survey.

Hire Date on Form I-9 (Read @ HumanResourceBlog)
What date is used for the employee’s first day if the acceptance of a job offer is prior to the actual hire date?

WOTC Questions: Is there a Pennsylvania State Tax Credit for Hiring Ex-Offenders? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The WOTC Tax Credit for Ex-Felons is not limited to the State of Pennsylvania, it’s actually used throughout the United States.

9 Distinctive Traits to Look for in a New Hire (Read @ Inc)
Whether you employ five people for 500, finding the right employee is one of the most critical tasks you will face. Employees are the ambassadors of your business, with the power to make or break your reputation and either generate–or cost–you money and credibility.

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