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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account: #2 Add Knock Out Questions
Over the next several weeks we’re going to be reviewing the 10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account. With simple yes or no response questions applicants can self-qualify themselves for your positions. You can use the knock out or pre-screening questions to make sure you are receiving qualified candidates for your positions.

WOTC Questions: How Long to Keep Records
CMS Says: The Department of Labor regulations are as follows: Keep copies of Forms 8850, any transmittal letters that you submit to your state WOTC coordinator, and certification letters you receive from your WOTC coordinator as long as they may be needed for the administration of the provisions relating to the work opportunity credit.

What Amazon’s Success and Recruiting Have in Common (Read @ ERE)
Virtuous cycles underpin some of the most successful businesses in the world, from Amazon to top venture capital funds For example, Amazon has super low prices, which allows them to gain customers. Customers lead to volume. Volume means Amazon can pressure their suppliers to lower their prices, which leads to more customers, and so on!

Integrated Background Screening: A Webinar with iRecruit (Read @ Verified First Blog)
In a tight labor market, employers need to fiercely compete for talent. Companies gain a key advantage when they can reduce hiring bottlenecks and streamline their hiring process. That’s why we’re excited to present a webinar about how we integrate with iRecruit to improve the hiring workflow.

4 Reasons Why Job Seekers Aren’t Finishing Your Application Process (And What You Can Do About It) (Read @ Indeed)
So you posted a job, expecting qualified interested applicants to roll in… but then weeks later, you have very few qualified applicants to show for your efforts.

Bad Things Happen When Companies Take Too Long To Hire (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
I have recruited and hired a lot of people over the years, more than I can count, but the one constant throughout the process is a simple question: Are we taking too long to hire?


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