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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday! It’s the first Friday of the new year! We made it through the first snowstorm of 2018, and have put together a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

iRecruit Top Blog Posts of 2017
Last year we upped our blog game, and hopefully improved our website to provide useful content. We added an “Ask an ATS” feature, where you can ask a question, any question about using an applicant tracking software solution, and we welcome your questions. You

Tips to Maximize WOTC and Increase Savings in 2018 (Read @ WOTC Blog)
At CMS we have been providing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) administration services since 1997. With over 20 years of experience, we would like to offer you some tips to make sure you get the maximum tax credit available in 2018.

The ROI of Video in the Candidate Experience (Read @ The SHRM Blog)
The truth of the matter is that we all know that getting the attention of candidates is challenging. But our latest research on video and the candidate experience shows that candidates want to hear from hiring managers more than 2.5 times more often than they want a company overview.

How to Hire (Read @ HBR)
I really dislike the term “A player.” It implies a grading system that can determine who will be best for a position. HR people always ask how Netflix, where I served as chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, managed to hire only A players. I say, “There’s an island populated exclusively by A players, but only some of us know where it is.”

Hiring Insights From a CEO Who Places Non-Traditional Workers (Read @ TLNT)
Parallel Travel is a rapidly-growing San Francisco Bay Area startup that works with talented local artists across the U.S. to design unique experiences at vacation rentals. It’s an exciting place to work, with the frenzied nature of startup life and the promise of rethinking the way travelers immerse themselves in new cities. Like any other growth-stage company, when hiring, specific experience, domain expertise, and industry context are critical. It’s a challenge for people without these traits to break into an exciting new career.

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.


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