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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday it’s newsround time! Grab a cup of something sweet 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:

This New Mom Is Applying to Jobs With Her Baby — Here’s Why Companies Should Take Her Seriously (Read @ PopSugar)
On a typical weekday, Meesha Chang is doing what countless other New Yorkers in between jobs do: endlessly perusing LinkedIn and other sites for open positions, her laptop like an inanimate appendage. Her last job, a highly coveted creative consultant position within the cultural department of a tech giant, is almost certain to attract the attention of most hiring managers. However, there is one significant detail in her application that she knows could repel some potential employers: her 5-month-old baby, Lucia.

5 Benefits of Paperless Electronic Onboarding (iRecruit)
Electronic Onboarding with iConnect allows you to take control of the mountain of new hire paperwork and manage it online in your secure iRecruit database. Automate Communication with new hires. Improve Response Time and stay on top of onboarding tasks with iConnect’s reporting – always know which documents have been completed and which are still pending.

Glassdoor Survey: This Is the Largest Problem Facing American and UK Employers (Read @ ERE)
The largest problem facing American and UK employers at the moment is attracting quality applicants, according to a recent study published by Glassdoor in September. When surveyed, 76 percent of hiring mangers stated they have experienced difficulties drawing the attention of suitable candidates.

Create Recruiting Content for Veterans in 5 Simple Steps (Read at ERE)
I’ve interviewed a broad range of professionals, from CEOs to cargo handlers to physicians to technologists. While our interview days are packed to the brim, they leave me energized. Every person I interview leaves an impression.

WOTC Questions: Is it legal to ask the WOTC questions to a new-hire? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS says: Some job seekers can be concerned about having to answer the personal questions on the Individual Characteristics Form, however, you are legally permitted to ask.

What’s The Deal With Invasive Job Applications? (Read @ Glassdoor)
Job searching invites a range of emotions: it can be worrisome to disengage from an ill-fitting position, to nab your first professional role or to reestablish yourself after a hiatus. It can also be a thrill: there are scores of interesting roles and enticing employers abound.

Workplace Diversity Doesn’t Happen By Accident (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Diversity is becoming a top priority for many organizations aiming to recruit the best and brightest. A growing body of research shows that companies with more diverse employee bases accomplish more when it comes to creativity, performance, and productivity.


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