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Recruiting News Roundup

Happy Friday! You made it! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration — an effort that will recognize up to 300 employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

Rise Of The Contract Workers: Work Is Different Now (Read @ NPR)
A new NPR/Marist poll finds that 1 in 5 jobs in America is made up of workers under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. Workers across all industries and at all professional levels will be touched by the movement toward independent work — one without the constraints, or benefits, of full-time employment. Policymakers are just starting to talk about the implications.

Hiring Hundreds? 5 Interview Questions to Get Quality Candidates in the Pipeline ASAP! (Read @ Glassdoor)
When your company is growing and growing fast, you don’t always get as much time as you’d like to find and vet prospective hires. Instead of a warm and unhurried half-hour conversation, sometimes you’ll need to find out if a candidate’s a good fit with five interview questions or less.

The Business Case for Purchasing an ATS (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Are you currently in the market for an applicant tracking software solution (ATS)? Whether you manage your applicants and hiring process through email and Excel for tracking and reporting, or whether you have an existing applicant tracking solution that doesn’t meet your needs, iRecruit can help. Explaining Your Reasons for Shopping The most common reasons…

WOTC Questions: Can I Integrate Your WOTC Service with My Onboarding Program? (Read @WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Definitely. We provide a comprehensive WOTC Screening service with the option of selecting phone, paper or secure online form.

Veterans: How To Obtain a Copy of Your DD214 Form (Read @ WOTC Blog)
Qualified Veterans need to provide a copy of their Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form, known as a DD214.

Sexist job advert asks for candidates who can ‘deal with the male banter’ (Read @ The Telegraph)
There aren’t many job advertisements that speak of time travel. Yet an astonishing vacancy posted by a property investment firm in Mayfair has achieved just that, appearing to request that whoever applies to be its new “Executive Assistant & Investor Relations Associate” is prepared to transport themselves back to the 1950s.

You know what’s stylish right now? To say that you shouldn’t ask for someone’s salary as part of the hiring process. Actually, it’s more than stylish—it’s the law in several states. And if we know anything, it’s that states and even companies usually follow suit and fall like dominos on progressive issues. More from Quartz: Amazon has promised to hire at least 100,000 new employees in the US this year. And it won’t ask any of them about their prior job history.

Benefits to Hiring Ex-Convicts (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In yesterday’s Advisor, we outlined some of the perceived risks involved for employers who opt to hire ex-convicts. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the potential benefits. There are a lot of potential benefits for employers who consider hiring someone with a previous conviction.

6 Recruiting Activities That Will Help Companies Hire Top Talent (Read @ HR Bartender)
According to the December 2017 jobs report, U.S. unemployment is at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low. Obviously, this is good news. We want everyone who wants a job to have a job. However, it’s also a challenge. Really low unemployment means that recruiting is tougher. A lot tougher! It can take much longer to find qualified candidates and fill open positions.



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