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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! 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: #9 WOTC Integration
We’re counting down the 10 Useful Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your iRecruit Account. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can save you up to $9,600 on each eligible new hire. We do the screening for you, and can integrate with your iRecruit account.

WOTC Questions: Can an employee who qualifies for more than one target group receive multiple tax credits or just one?
CMS Says: It’s very common to see individuals who may be eligible for more than one target group for the Work Opportunity Tax Credits. A new hire may be a long-term unemployed individual who also received food stamps, or perhaps be living in an enterprise zone and also be an ex-felon, or a veteran with a disability. Ultimately, you can only claim the credit one time…

what are the strangest things you’ve ever seen on a resume? (Read @ Ask a Manager)
I want to hear about the weirdest things you’ve seen on resumes. To kick us off, some highlights from past commenters: “The person whose description included only their entire astrological profile. I mean, sun sign, moon sign, rising sign, and midheaven sign. AND NOTHING ELSE.”

Indeed’s New TV Commercial Gives Insight Into New Strategy Against Google for Jobs (Read @ ERE)
Indeed has a new television ad. If you’re a basketball fan, you likely noticed it during the NCAA tournament this past weekend. If you’re not a fan, check it out here:

Sales Teams Are Wildly Successful When Recruiters Do This One Thing (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Employees are the lifeblood of your company — and sales representatives are, arguably, even more valuable than your average hire. Sales reps are the faces representing your products. They interact with and change the lives of customers of every race, culture, religion, and ethnicity. It’s no wonder 78 percent of recruiters view hiring for diversity as extremely important, according to …

iRecruit Integration with Verified First
iRecruit is excited to announce our next Verified First webinar on April 10th. Verified First allows iRecruit customers to streamline the hiring process through the integration of pre-employment background screening services. Join us on April 10th to find out why Verified First provides one of the quickest and most efficient background and drug screening services on the market today.

6 HR & Recruiting Stats You Need to Know for 2018 (and Beyond!) (Read @ Glassdoor)
Diversity and inclusion. Maternity and paternity leave. Company wellness programs. These are just a few areas where major changes in thought and practice in HR and recruiting took place in 2017. Going into 2018, it’s crucial for employers to be aware of the trends that are shaping employee hiring and retention.

Job Descriptions: Worth Doing or a Tedious Waste of Time? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Job descriptions—usually seen as just another task on the to-do list for HR professionals—are generally an underused resource. But you can rely on them for a variety of reasons, including recruiting, performance reviews, reasonable accommodations, and employee classification.


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