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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:


This Candidate Created a Rap Video for a Job Application and You Need to See It (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
You’ve heard of candidates bringing cupcakes to their job interview or even sending their resume in the form of a candy bar. But, copywriter Chase Zreet might be the first candidate ever to send in a rap music video for his job application.

WOTC Questions: How long does the employee have to work to get the full credit of $2,400? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
At CMS, as Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) experts and service providers since 1997, we receive a lot of questions via our website.

Roll Out The Red Carpet to New Employees with iConnect (iRecruit Blog)
iRecruit can help you create a great first impression of your company by using built-in communication tools. You can build a library of email templates to communicate with candidates, and your new hires. For example in your “Welcome Email” you can let the new employee know what they can expect from their first day, or week, or month on the job. Let them know who their contacts and supervisors are, and what is expected of them in the weeks and months to come.

Want to Escape Hiring Inertia? Pay Higher Wages — and List Salary Details in Your Job Descriptions (Read @ ERE)
Every employer wants to fill open jobs with qualified candidates fast. But recent employment and hiring trends data suggest that it’s only getting harder for companies to achieve that basic staffing objective.

3 Common Hiring Mistakes New Managers Should Avoid (Read @ HBR)
No one wants to hire the wrong person. The recruitment, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding of even one new employee is a time-intensive process every manager takes seriously. It’s also one of the hardest skills for a new manager to learn, in part because — unless you’re working at a very fast-growing company — you typically don’t get a lot of practice with it. When you don’t have a lot of opportunities to practice, it’s easy for your learning curve to remain flat.

6 Questions You Should Ask a Candidate’s References (Read @ Glassdoor)
When you’re looking for a great candidate to fill an important role, it’s easy to get swept up by a stellar application. But while a well-written resume filled with impressive accomplishments is certainly a promising sign, it’s important to remember that it’s just one factor. To really understand whether a candidate would be the right fit, it’s always a good idea to talk to the people who know best: their references.

[Infographic] The State of Recruitment Marketing 2018, iRecruit with HR.com
What’s driving recruitment marketing trends? Social media and stiff competition for talent.


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