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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: Better Background Screens with Verified First
Get to know how quick and easy it is to initiate background checks through our partner Verified First. iRecruit customers can initiate the pre-employment background screening directly from the applicant profile page, making it so quick, simple and easy to start a background screen on your new hires.

10 Things That Still Puzzle Me After Recruiting for 45 Years (Read @ LinkedIn)
I’ve been thinking about hiring when I first become a hiring manager 45 years ago and 1,500 hires later (as a recruiter). Mostly I’ve been thinking about why hiring processes are still as outdated as they were when I became a recruiter. Here’s what I find puzzling…

Walmart Says It Will Pay for Its Workers to Earn College Degrees (Read @ NY Times)
Walmart announced plans on Wednesday to offer subsidized college tuition for its 1.4 million workers in the United States, joining a growing list of companies that are helping employees pay for higher education as a perk in a tight labor market.

The 5 Things Driving Online Applicants the Most Crazy (Read @ ERE)
Half the U.S. job candidates who participated in our study this year say they have quit an online application. This is an increase of 6 percent compared to 2017. What are the causes? What challenges do candidates face? How can you increase your chances of finding the right talent? See below … and spoiler alert: It’s not about being more popular.

Ways and Means Committee approved the JOBS for Success Act (H.R. 5861) (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The JOBS for Success Act, sponsored by Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE), reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in order to help close the jobs gap – the difference between employers’ increasing demand for workers in a strong economy and the relatively low percent of working-age individuals in the workforce.

The One Value That Has Helped Lyft, JetBlue, and More Build Outstanding Company Cultures (Read @ LinkedIn)
If you’ve ever been in a relationship where you couldn’t be your true self, you know that it’s pretty hard to be truly happy. And because of that, the relationship usually doesn’t last.

Salesperson or Scientist, Employers Want College Grads To Have These Job Skills (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
If you just graduated from college, chances are you’ve worked in a customer service job to support your academic ambitions. You may be surprised to know, despite your ultimate career goals, that you were honing the skills employers care about the most.

Have you advertised for a candidate with a maximum amount of experience? Could be age discrimination (Read @ The Employer Handbook)
Law firms, among other businesses, are notorious for seeking non-partner candidates with experience within a range of years. “1-4 years,” “5-8 years,” “with about 10 years of experience.” Could placing a cap on the number of years of experience be part of a code for “we don’t want to hire old people”?


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