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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday it’s newsround time! Grab a cup of something pumpkin-spiced 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:

We Asked 750 Hiring Managers What Makes a Candidate Irresistible, Here’s What They Said (Read @ Glassdoor)
Between sizing up the job description and ensuring your resume is up to snuff, job seekers have got a lot on their plates. Wouldn’t you appreciate some insight into what a forward-thinking employer expects in its candidates?

In Mexico, $2-per-hour workers make $40,000 SUVs (Read @ CTV News)
MEXICO CITY — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary.

Avoiding Becoming a Resume “Black Hole” 5 Key Touch Points in Candidate Communications (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Research has shown again, and again that there’s almost nothing a good candidate likes than feeling like their resume has fallen into a “black hole”. It’s true, no one likes to be ignored. Candidates should be treated as if they are important customers according to Indeed’s Senior Vice President for Marketing Paul D’Arcy.

Employers Urge Extension of WOTC for Hurricane Victims (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is lobbying Congress to apply the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to disaster victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The WOTC was applied to employers who hired victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and it should be applied again, according to TIA.

Target Raises Its Base Pay, Tries To One-Up Its Competition (Read @NPR)
It’s an understatement to say the holiday shopping season is crucial for retailers. The holiday shopping season is very, very, very (I could go on but you get the point) important for retailers.

How to Recruit and Hire for Small Business with These 6 Tactics (Read @ Small Business Trends)
Recruiting and hiring top talent will always be a major challenge for small businesses. Not only are you up against large organizations, but the shrinking talent pool means fewer options. Understanding how to compete for the best candidates in a challenging market could mean the difference between continuing to struggle and finally taking that next step towards becoming a thriving business in your niche.

Houston hiring takes a tumble thanks to Harvey (Read @ Houston Business Journal)
Hiring in Houston took a downward swing due to Harvey’s aftermath. In August, seasonally adjusted hiring in Houston decreased 13.7 percent from July, according to data from LinkedIn’s Workforce Report for September 2017. And between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30 — when Harvey was raining down on Texas — hiring in the Bayou City was 40 percent below levels a year ago.

Nashville drops salary history section on job applications (Read @ WSMV.com)
Mayor Megan Barry says the city of Nashville has dropped the salary history section on its job applications in an effort to address the gender pay gap.

Millennials Would Stay at a Company 36 Percent Longer if It Offered This 1 Benefit (Read @ Inc.)
It used to be that when you went to college, you were relatively certain you’d be able to repay your student loans within a decade–or even less. A recent survey, however, showed that 60 percent of Millennials (those now 19-35) don’t think they’ll be able to pay off their loans until they’re in their 40s.

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