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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! The best from the north east has come and gone! Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

U.S. Added 313,000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means. (Read @NY Times)
The Labor Department released its latest hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning, providing one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy.

How to Recruit and Retain Phenomenal Women in 2018 (Read @ Glassdoor)
Between #MeToo, Time’s Up and the buzz around equal pay, it’s been quite the year for women in the workplace. But in my role heading up Talent Acquisition, I see there is still much we can do to remove obstacles and biases that prevent women from achieving all that they can. One way to make a difference? Helping women bring their transparent selves into the interview process. Not only will this lead to a more satisfying candidate experience — it can ultimately raise their retention rates.

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. What’s going on? Maybe should look at your application process. Is the job description clear? Is it working on mobile? Is it just too darn long? Whatever the reason, the fact is that the fewer applicants who apply, the less likely you are to find your perfect candidate for the role.

10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account: #6 Send Batch Emails
We’re counting down the 10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account. We always talk about avoiding the black hole of ATS systems. You can do this easily in iRecruit by using the batch email feature to email multiple applicants to let them know the status of the position.

WOTC Questions: We have never done the WOTC. Can we get credit for qualified individuals who are already on the payroll? (WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: In this case no, we can’t screen any current employees for Work Opportunity Tax Credit eligibility. We can only screen new employees that you hire. There’s never been a better time to start than right now.

8 Misconceptions Interviewers Have of Older Workers (Read @ Recruiter.com)
I have the privilege of working at an urban career center where the average age of our clients is 53. Given that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects workers 40 years of age or older from discrimination based on their age, you could say our clients are primarily “older workers.” For older workers, the job search can come with many additional challenges. Sadly, many interviewers hold misconceptions about older workers.

Salary disclosure and the new climate: Tips for recruiters to make informed hiring decisions (Read @ VerifiedFirst)
Wages for women and minorities still lag behind their White male counterparts. Consequently, equal pay regulations have gained traction quickly in the last few years. The intent of the legislation, focused around salary disclosure, is to close the stubborn pay gap. Recruiters may be losing one tool in their toolbox but they can still perform their jobs well.

Why the Best Internal Candidate Might Be from an Unlikely Part of the Company (Read @ HBR)
Nearly a decade since Gallup released its bible, Strengths-Based Leadership, which asserts that great leaders are always investing in strengths, we are learning that the opposite may also be true.

3 Things to Include in Job Postings to Improve Your Google Ranking (Read @ Careerbuilder)
Since the release of Google for Jobs, recruiters and hiring managers have been wanting to understand what they can do to improve their ranking in search results. As I’ve mentioned before, search engines have evolved, and to succeed in 2018, you have to evolve with them. That’s why salary, street address and company logo matter when writing a job description in the era of Google for Jobs. You can’t underestimate the impact of including – or not including – these elements on your posting.


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