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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s August already? Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

iRecruit to Attend HR Technology Conference
We are pleased to announce that iRecruit will be an exhibitor at this year’s HR Technology Conference and Exposition which will take place September 11-14, 2018 at the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV. iRecruit can be found at booth #236 in the Exhibit hall filled with tech giants. Stop by to meet with iRecruit’s Brian Kelly.

U.S. Added 157,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate Slips to 3.9% (Read @ NY Times)
The latest job figures follow a steady stream of hiring gains and a robust reading on economic growth. Last week, the Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in nearly four years.

5 Interview Questions to Get Quality Candidates in the Pipeline ASAP! (Read @ Glassdoor)
When your company is growing and growing fast, you don’t always get as much time as you’d like to find and vet prospective hires. Instead of a warm and unhurried half-hour conversation, sometimes you’ll need to find out if a candidate’s a good fit with five interview questions or less.

Update Your Employment Application to Increase Candidate Response (iRecruit)
42% of job seekers cite the lengthy applications as the most frustrating part of the application experience. While its tempting to have a lengthy application with a lot of screener questions to weed out unqualified applicants, we found that including 30 screener questions reduces applications by 50%, and over 45 questions reduces applicants by almost 90%. – Indeed.com

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Hiring Ex-Offenders (Read @ WOTC Blog)
In a recent online article Businesses can’t find people to hire. So why is unemployment still so high for this demographic?, NBC News reported that despite a record 6.7 million open jobs in America and the fact that nearly one-third of small businesses cannot fill open jobs, the stigma against hiring formerly incarcerated people is so severe that more than 27 percent are unemployed, according to a study out on Tuesday from the Prison Policy Initiative.

4 New Job Post Stats That Will Help You Attract Candidates (Read @ LinkedIn)
When you’re writing a job post, it’s hard to know what works. One job post might yield a flood of applicants while a similar one only gets a trickle. While there are plenty of tips, templates and best practices out there, writing job posts often feels like more of an art than a science.
Well, today we’re adding a little more science to the picture with data-driven insights based on 4.5 million job posts on LinkedIn. We analyzed how hundreds of millions of candidates across the U.S. and U.K. viewed and applied to those job posts—and distilled our findings into four simple data-backed tactics and takeaways.

That’s the sports definition of Moneyball. The more important application of the Moneyball concept is that in any talent economy – the one your company competes in for example – there’s always undervalued assets to be recruited and acquired on the cheap.

What is Employee or Applicant Ghosting? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
In the dating world, the term “ghosting” refers to a situation in which someone you’re dating simply disappears without any communication—never to be heard from again. Like a ghost, they were there, and then gone without a trace and without explanation.



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