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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday it’s newsround time yet again, to take a look at the important and shareable Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

When a Millennial Quits After 2 Years, Did You Drive Her Out? (Read Suzanne Lucas @ Inc.)
How long do you expect that new grad to stick around? 18 months? Two years? What about the employee who is on her third job since graduating from college in 2012. She’s definitely a short timer, right?

Quality, Not Quantity: Why Employers Prefer Targeted Job Applications (Read @ Indeed Blog)
We all know that searching for a job can be frustrating, and that sending in applications is only the start of a process that can include a lot of waiting.
And waiting… And waiting… And then, well—maybe you never hear back. In this all-too-familiar scenario, lots of people may wonder what has happened to their application. Has a human being even seen it, or was it lost in some mechanical process?

Hiring Ex-Felons: Does ‘Felon Friendly’ Pay? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
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.

7 Ways for Millennials to Work Effectively Across Generations (Read @ Inc.)
There is no doubt that teaming and collaborating are mission critical for any company. In fact, around 75 percent of employers rate teamwork and collaboration as “very important,” and 97 percent of employees and executives surveyed believe that lack of alignment within a team directly impacts the outcome of a task or project.

The peculiar psychoanalysis of Job Hiring (Read @ BBC)
In Argentina, it’s common for job candidates to see a psychologist as part of the hiring process. Sam Harrison explains.

5 Lessons from Hamilton on Winning the War for Talent (Read @ Glassdoor)
Some companies are younger, scrappier and hungrier than others, but no matter your organization’s size or stage, there are 5 critical components to winning the war for top talent – and they map back to the themes from Hamilton: An American Musical. The Broadway hit written by Lin Manuel-Miranda has been a runaway success that only seems to be building steam with its American tour. And the messages from the musical have broad application that can light a fire under the most entrenched among us.

Harvard study: Employers making it harder to hire (Read @ CNN Money)
Imagine applying for a job that requires a college degree, even though the employee currently doing the same work doesn’t have one. But that’s exactly the situation many job seekers find themselves in — and companies may be shooting themselves in the foot in the process.

Ask the Headhunter: What employers lose when they take too long to make job offers (Read @ PBS Newshour)
You read about it every day: Companies complain they face a dire talent or skills shortage. That’s why they can’t fill important jobs. The people they need just don’t exist! Job seekers know better, and my old friend Andy Lester (author of “Land The Tech Job You Love”) shared a story with me that is the more likely explanation for why employers can’t fill jobs. Employers shoot themselves in the foot every time they delay making a job offer.


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