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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:

Webinar Alert: Recruitment Marketing Strategies You Can Use Today
iRecruit is excited to announce we will be hosting Recruitment Marketing Strategies You Can Use Today on May 2nd at Noon Eastern Time. as part of HR.com’s The State of Recruitment Marketing virtual events.

WOTC Questions: Is it possible for a business with too high of an income, not qualify for WOTC? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: First of all congratulations on doing a great job! To answer your question, no, there are no income limitations on WOTC for either the employer, or the employee.

Recruiting Diverse Entry-Level Talent: Interview with Kathryn Christie #SHRM18 (Read @ SHRM Blog)
To get another perspective on diversity recruitment, I interviewed Kathryn Christie, the Director of Talent at Self Management Group. She has a passion for uncovering how to develop and retain high-performing employees to drive individual and organizational excellence. At the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition she will be presenting “Recruiting Diversity: Let’s Get Tangible.” Here we share her insight about recruiting diverse entry-level talent.

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University (Read or Listen at NPR)
Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree. “All through my life it was, ‘if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,’ ” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.”

Where Job Candidates Most Research You (Watch @ ERE)
There are so many different solutions for “employer branding” out there. You can invest in review sites, social media, employee testimonials …it’s really hard to figure out what is and isn’t “employer branding.” Furthermore, it’s hard to understand how these various efforts will help overall talent acquisition efforts.

5 Outstanding Ways to Improve Candidates Experience! (Read @ HR.com)
To win the ‘War for Talent’, it is must to offer the best candidate experience. The current market is candidate driven. That simply means you don’t pick talent. The talent picks you. This raised the importance of improving candidates’ overall experience.

4 Ways Recruiters Can Act More Like Salespeople (Read @ Recruiter.com)
As a recruiter, you work with one of the most important (and unpredictable) resources in the world: people. Whether you are hiring engineers, HR pros, salespeople, marketers, or finance professionals, you need a process in place. My recommendation is to approach recruiting like sales. So, where do you start? How do you adopt sales techniques to recruit top candidates? Here are some things to keep in mind:

3 Tips for Getting Candidates to Respond to Your E-Mails (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In today’s competitive candidate market and with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), aka “the robots,” we tend to forget about the human elements of recruiting. With the emergence of sourcing tools, finding top talent today is easier than ever. The hard part is getting them to respond. Can we create a compelling enough message that will get answered? Many of us have faced this problem.


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