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Recruiting News Roundup

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

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iRecruit Year-End Recommended Tasks
At the end of the year it pays to tidy up your applicant and requisition data to get ready for the new year. Having worked with thousands of, administrators, recruiters and hiring managers for years, we have put together a simple list of suggested to-dos to get you ready for 2018!

WOTC Questions: Do (Unpaid) Training Hours Count Towards WOTC?
CMS says unpaid training does not count towards WOTC, however, the hours worked during training can be applied to the minimum retention period (120 hours).

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination (Read @ NY Times)
A few weeks ago, Verizon placed an ad on Facebook to recruit applicants for a unit focused on financial planning and analysis. The ad showed a smiling, millennial-aged woman seated at a computer and promised that new hires could look forward to a rewarding career in which they would be “more than just a number.”

WOTC Is Saved Under Tax Reform
We received some excellent news over the weekend. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit WOTC has been preserved under the tax reform. Bloomberg Tax’s Tax Reform Roadmap reported that although WOTC would have been repealed by the House Bill, the Senate Amendment had No Provision to repeal WOTC, and “The conference agreement does not follow the House bill provision.”

Salary History Questions Banned in California: How to Make the New Laws Work for You (Read @ Verified First)
After careful review, Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) was recently signed by California Governor Jerry Brown. This bill impacts the hiring process for all employers, including state, local government employers, and the Legislature.

5 Labor Trends and Disruptions Impacting Jobs in 2018 (Read @ Glassdoor)
Glassdoor’s chief economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, today revealed five trends in the labor market that will disrupt the way companies attract, hire and retain employees in 2018, as well as the biggest job trends – from the power of whistleblowers to the demand for informed candidates – that shaped 2017.

3 Recruiting Lessons Learned From Retail (Read @ ERE)
As both a recruiter and a consumer, I have been reflecting on retail business lessons that are also relevant to recruitment. At The Container Store, we face stiff competition; many of our retail employees don’t even come from a retail background. We hire teachers, firefighters, students, and people from all industries to work in our stores, warehouse and home office. So we are not just competing for talent against other retailers, we are competing against virtually every company and industry, despite being rated as a Top Place to Work.


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