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Recruiting News Roundup

TGIF! Happy Friday it’s newsround time! Grab a cup of something sweet and get your read on – take a look back through some of the important and shareable Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

Facebook tests a resume “work histories” feature to boost recruitment efforts (Read @ TechCrunch)
As LinkedIn ads in video and other features to look a little more like Facebook, Facebook continues to take on LinkedIn in the world of social recruitment services. In the latest development, Facebook is testing a feature to let users create resumes — which Facebook calls a “work histories” feature — and share them privately on the site as part of their job hunt.

iRecruit’s New Reporting Tool, Comparative Analysis, Now Available to All Customers
Comparative Analysis is a new reporting tool that combines applicant data, the applicant summary, labels, ratings, weighted search, scores into one extremely flexible report. This allows you to search and sort applicants to compare candidates by skill or by rating, as well as export data.

CMS’ Brian Kelly Heads To Houston, TX For Disaster Relief Seminar (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership (EDP) will host a seminar, Relief After Harvey presented by CenterPoint Energy, on Monday, October 23, 2017. Speakers include Brian Kelly, President of Cost Management Services, and Mark Mitchell, President of Lake Houston EDP.

Does ‘Felon Friendly’ Pay? (Read @ HRE Online)
Though still few in number, companies that have fully embraced hiring people with felony convictions are finding the rewards far outweigh the risks. Many employers have hopped on the ban-the-box bandwagon in recent years, whether to comply with laws, stay ahead of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or simply to express an open-minded hiring philosophy. It’s not the same thing, however, as taking active steps to hire more people with felony convictions.

WOTC Questions: Is WOTC Required? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS says: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is voluntary program that has been around since 1978. An employee may refuse to complete the WOTC forms 8850, and 9061 with no adverse impact to them.

4 Ways Companies Can Attract Millennial Job Seekers (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In 2015, Millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest demographic in the United States workforce. Typically considered as anyone born between 1984 and 1997 (give or take a few years depending on your definition), the current Millennial ranges from anyone in their early 20s to their mid 30s. In terms of the work force, that encompasses the post-high school and post-college crowd, along with the group that has been working for up to 10 years.

Report: Ageism in the Tech Industry (Read @ Indeed Blog)
In many cultures, elders are held in high regard as a source of wisdom. In the world of tech, it often seems—not so much. These days, you don’t have to look far to find news stories about lawsuits, age bias, declining salaries after a certain age or other takes on this persistent problem. What was once tech’s “elephant in the room” is still the elephant in the room—but it’s making a lot more noise.

Blue Collar Blues: Recruiting Manufacturing Workers (Read @ ERE)
Manufacturing in America is huge. Over the last 20 years manufacturing output has increased by almost 40 percent, and the annual value of production by U.S. factories has reached a record $2.4 trillion. And the trend continues upward.

A Talent Pool That Many Companies Neglect: Employees with Disabilities (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
A first-of-its-kind study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) finds that far more people than expected have a disability: 30% of college-educated employees working full-time in white-collar professions in the U.S.

7 Signs a Candidate Will Be an Engaged Employee (Read @ Recruiter.com)
What signs do you look for in candidates to determine whether or not they will be engaged on the job? They Ask Questions That Show They’ve Imagined Themselves in the Role…


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