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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday! It’s newsround time, let’s take a look at the important and shareable Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

ATS Questions: How Does iRecruit Integrate with WOTC? (iRecruit Blog)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit, known as WOTC, can boost your bottom line as an employer. WOTC is a federal employment tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from target groups that include veterans, individuals on SNAP (food stamps) and the long-term unemployed.

A New Technique in Marketing Has Intriguing Possibilities for Recruiters (Read @ ERE)
What do Lexus and Papa Johns have in common? They’re using cutting-edge marketing tactics that most of the talent-acquisition world isn’t using but should be.

How to Build a Team Like the NBA (Read @ SHRM)
If you know me, you know I’m not a sports person. I don’t watch. I don’t follow. It’s not that I have some strong dislike for sports. It’s just that when I stopped doing them in high school, I lost all interest. I can watch them, if I am at a live event or if I don’t have an alternative. But when I’m listing things I look forward to each week, that isn’t at the top of my list. If you’re like me, then this post is still going to be valuable for you!

Avoid a Screening Lawsuit: Best Practices for Disclosure and Authorization Forms (Read @ Verified First)
Because background screenings are closely regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it’s important to ensure compliance. One of the most common screening mistakes employers make is not providing a legally mandated disclosure to candidate and obtaining written consent to conduct a background check. Many companies have suffered costly lawsuits for not complying with these requirements.

WOTC Questions: Can I Integrate Your WOTC Service with My ATS? (WOTC Blog)
CMS says you can definitely do that. If the ATS allows for using an email template, you can very simply email new hires instructions directly from your ATS, on how to complete the WOTC survey.

The Ultimate Screening Checklist (Read @ Glassdoor)
Candidate screening is one of the most time-intensive and difficult parts of hiring. After all, it’s when you finally get a sense of the quality of candidates you’ve been able to attract to your open role – and weed out the ones who aren’t the right fit.

There’s No Silver Bullet for Hiring the Best Talent (Read @ HR Bartender)
You might be wondering about the title of today’s post. The term “silver bullet” has become an American expression meaning a quick, simple, and seemingly magical solution to a complicated matter. The reason I’m bringing this up is because it might be tempting to think of pre-employment testing as a silver bullet. But it couldn’t be further from the truth.

ADP Shares Its Top Talent Trends to Watch in 2018 (Read @ HR.com – subscription required)
It’s that time of year when we’re all reflecting on our accomplishments in 2017 and preparing for the new year ahead. With unemployment currently at a 16-year low, HR practitioners have been dealing with both a shortage of skilled workers and job hopping at an all-time high of nearly 28 percent.

tell us your strangest office holiday stories (Read @ Ask a Manager)
In the spirit of the season, I want to hear about office holiday-related debacles. Did a coworker throw a tantrum when she didn’t win a raffle? Has your party planning meeting ended in tears multiple years in a row? Were you given a nude, spray-painted gold Barbie? These are all real stories that we’ve heard here in the past. Now you must top them.



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