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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:

The Job Search Black Hole: 3 Ways Recruiters Can Improve the Candidate Experience (Read @ Indeed Blog)
If you’ve ever flown with a one-year-old, then you know it can get pretty stressful. But if you’ve ever flown solo with a one-year-old, then you’ll know it’s a whole other level of stress. But why am I talking about flying with a one-year-old on a blog dedicated to employer and recruiter insights? Let’s put it this way: it’s not just when we’re flying that the experience matters. Nowadays, people choose products, services, and companies based on the quality of experience they consistently have with them. And experience is crucial to recruiting, too.

How to Make Smart Salary Offers When You Can’t Legally Ask About Prior Pay (Read @ Inc.)
At Life Is Good, the Boston-based apparel company, asking candidates about their prior salaries was a crucial part of the hiring process, especially for senior positions. When the company hired a president about a year ago, “we relied on candidate salary expectations to educate us about the market, particularly incentive structures,” says co-founder Bert Jacobs. “The conversations were informative and helped us shape our compensation strategy for the role.”

How You Reject a Job Candidate Defines Your Recruitment Strategy (Read @ SHRM)
An organization’s HR team can create advocates out of any applicant—even the rejected ones—by ensuring each candidate has a positive experience. But too many organizations ignore, or blunder through the potentially unpleasant part of the recruitment process in which hopeful candidates must be told “Thanks, but no thanks.”

Best Times To Post Jobs to Social Media (iRecruit)
iRecruit has three simple ways to post directly to social media accounts for Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Posting your available jobs on your social media accounts can help: Increase your advertising reach at a low (or no) cost Reach passive candidates Create branded content across social platforms that engages potential candidates Engage in conversation…

4 Ways To Speed Up Your Background Checks (Read @ VerifiedFirst)
After completing an interview process and finding the candidate of your dreams, completion of a background check is often the final requirement on your hiring checklist. A fast background check helps your company acquire top talent and improve productivity through filling open positions more quickly. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that many hiring managers view turnaround time as the most important factor when conducting a background screening.

Hurricane Irma Disaster Filing Extension for South Carolina (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted tax relief for victims of Hurricane Irma in South Carolina. For those affected by the disaster, the tax relief extends the 28-day Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) filing deadline to January 31, 2018, for WOTC requests that were due on or after September 6, 2017 and before January 31, 2018.

The Year in Job Search: A Look at Trends Around the World in 2017 (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Each year, we at Indeed like to take a look back at trends in job search to see what was on the rise and what was on the decline. Patterns in what job seekers are looking for tell us a lot not only about the world of work but also cast light on broader social trends, too. For 2017, however, we decided to take it to another level and investigate trends on a global scale, to find out what was on the minds of job seekers in multiple countries, from the US to France to India to Australia.

Google Now Features Glassdoor Pay Data In Job Search (Read @ Glassdoor)
For years, Glassdoor has known that job seekers want more salary information during their job search. By offering more pay information to job seekers, we’re helping employers attract and recruit top talent on Glassdoor, as we believe this will drive more interest to your job listings on Glassdoor. So it comes as no surprise that Google is now surfacing salary information in its job search results from a few industry leaders including Glassdoor.


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