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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:

Taking a Chance on a ‘Stretch’ Candidate Who is 80 Percent There Could Be the Best Thing for All Involved (Read @ ERE)
During my time as a manager and a consultant, I have read many excellent CVs and met some brilliant candidates. I’ve also met some arrogant applicants, some understated leaders, and some unfortunate professionals who are not sure where they are going, or why.

Why Podcasts Might Be the Recruitment Tool You’re Missing Out On (Read @ Linkedin Talent)
One in three applicants for an entry-level job is unqualified. That’s a lot of resumes to sift through to find someone great. And if a job posting is attracting more unqualified applicants than usual—say, because of an ineffective job description—then you might be missing your mark completely.

What To Ask When Purchasing Applicant Tracking and or Electronic Onboarding Software
Are you planning on purchasing applicant tracking, recruiting and or electronic onboarding software in the near future? Applicant tracking systems allow you to track and manage all of those applicants in one place, prevent discrimination, and save money. If you’re researching your next online recruitment software, we have a few questions you should ask during your next demo or presentation.

The Trick to Getting Candidates to Respond (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
Okay, I get it, we don’t really want to ‘trick’ candidates into responding, but it’s critical to our success in recruiting that we get candidates to respond to our messages. It doesn’t matter if it’s email, phone messages, or text messages, we need a response!

4 Recruitment Ideas You Can Pinch from Disney (Read @ 42 Hire)
Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest company of them all? The Walt Disney Company of course! In this article, I’ve left the technology and e-commerce moguls behind and turned my attention to one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world.

WOTC Questions: Is There a Spanish Language Form Available? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Yes, all the WOTC Forms 8850, 9061 are available on the Department of Labor website. However, it can only be used as a reference, it’s not actually used to submit WOTC documentation.

Underrated Interview Questions: Why Ask Them, And What the Answers Can Tell You (Read @ Indeed Blog)
So you’ve carefully combed through the resumes, paying special mind to the sometimes subtle clues that identify people with real potential. You’ve done all your interview prep, and you’re finally ready to start the in-person interviews.


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