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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 Background Screening through Verified First $25 Off Your First Screen!  (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
With Verified First background screens you can request authorization, order your background check, and access results directly from the applicant profile page on your iRecruit account. Get $25 off your first screen with Verified First! Ask us how you can save!

3 Keys to the Successful Adoption of a New Applicant Tracking System (Read @ iRecruit Blog)
Deciding to invest in a new applicant tracking and electronic onboarding software to your Human Resources department can be a major undertaking. It is important to take the time to define your requirements, approve a budget, and research available products. Most software implementations take place over several stages that include a demo, planning, setup, user testing, adjustments, training and going live. This can take several weeks, or even months. It’s easy to lose momentum during this period from selection to going live.


Work Opportunity Tax Credit Checklist (Read @ WOTC Blog)
While there is not a way to expedite the Work Opportunity Tax Credit process, especially if your state has a large backlog of applications. There is a way to make sure you’re not delayed by requests for additional information. With that in mind we’ve put together this simple checklist for you:

8 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Job Candidates on the Autism Spectrum (Read @ ERE)
Here are several strategies for attracting and retaining autistic job candidates, based on my experience working as a job recruiter and community manager for a U.S. technology company that provides employment for individuals on the autism spectrum.

What Your Company Can Do to Tap Into an Enormous (and Often-Overlooked) Talent Pool (Read @ LinkedIn)
Imagine if we created a hiring process that eliminated the chance to offer a job to anyone whose last name started with a letter in the first half of the alphabet. That’s right, no one from A to M. Sorry, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Marissa Mayer, Elon Musk. The truth is: We already have a process that too often would rule out all of those hugely successful people. Why? Because they’re all introverts.

Why This Is a Well Written Job Description (Read @ Recruiting Headlines)
The other day I came across a job for Jet.com that was for a Manager, Social Media and Digital Engagement – Recruitment Marketing in their Hoboken New Jersey office. As I read it, the structure and wording really stood out to me as a posting that would attract applicants and get them excited about the role.

Why Youth Employment Has Never Been More Crucial for the American Economy (Read @ The Atlantic)
Larry Berry is a bridge-builder. He remembers heading to his first job, jittery with nerves, knowing his life was about to change. “I was in a position to help my family,” he explains. “And I was able to stay in our house because me and my sisters and I all took on jobs through youth employment programs. We were able to contribute money to pay our mortgage.” He was only 14 years old.

Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted Applicants (Read or Listen @ NPR)
It’s hard enough for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days, but on top of it, many prospective hires are failing drug tests. The Belden electric wire factory in Richmond, Ind., is taking a novel approach to both problems: It now offers drug treatment, paid for by the company, to job applicants who fail the drug screen. Those who complete treatment are also promised a job.



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