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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:

4 Storylines to Tackle That Tough Recruiting Challenge (Read @ ERE)
Picture a hiring manager who has come to you complaining about applicant quality for the open positions on her team. She believes that her team specifically provides a unique opportunity given its vantage point within the organization, and — while she’s tried to communicate this opportunity in job description text — the messaging is not making it through to top talent.

Get Set for Success: Five Tips for Unlocking the Potential of New Hires (Read @ Indeed)
Your new hire has signed their contract, watched the required onboarding videos, and maybe even gotten some cool company swag. Now it’s time for you to show them to their desk.
So what’s next? Do you just walk away and leave them there to figure things out? That’s not exactly what you’d call a plan, never mind a strategy. Just how do you set your new hires up for success?

WOTC Statistics: Massachusetts 2012 – 2017 (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The state of Massachusetts Department of Career Services has provided CMS with its Work Opportunity Tax Credit statistics for 2012 through 2017.

I’m jaded and don’t subscribe to the overqualified candidate debate. To me it is binary—you’re qualified or you are not. I am not sure when the term overqualified entered the Talent parlance. It may, by all accounts, be the must overused term in HR. More than “Engagement” or “Rigor” or “Agility”, and certainly near the historic “Seat at the Table” or half a dozen other terms and buzzwords bantered about by recruiters near and far.

WOTC Questions: What is a Conditional Certification from the State Workforce Agency? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit “WOTC” subject matter experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website and through the webcasts we attend. This week’s WOTC Question comes from the chat box on our website.

Recruiting #Hashtags Demystified (Read @ Glassdoor)
Hate ’em or love ’em, hashtags are an important part of any social recruiting strategy. Whether it’s boosting the reach of your job posting or targeting a specific market, adding the right social recruiting hashtag to your post can help you get the job done.

WOTC Statistics: Mississippi 2011-2016 (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The great state of Mississippi has provided CMS with WOTC statistics for the past several years. Data is listed by Fiscal year, as displayed below. What I enjoy about these reports is that you can see there has been an almost 50% increase in employer participation over the past six years, which means employers are seeing real value in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

ATS Questions: An Introduction to WOTC (Read @ iRecruit)
What is Work Opportunity Tax Credit, known as WOTC, is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program.


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