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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads Long Weekend Edition

Happy Friday, and Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Take a look at the latest recruiting news that popped on our newsfeed this week:

Recruiting Veterans Can Improve Your Company’s Bottom Line (Read @ WOTC Blog)
A recent Glassdoor article discusses the benefits of hiring military veterans: What are your company’s biggest goals right now — building out a core product, improving customer service, growing your client base? When looking at employers’ top priorities, it’s rare to find hiring more veterans among them. But when you hear what National Director of Military Affairs at Power Home Remodeling Mike Hansen has to say, you just might change your mind.

HR Technology Conference: What To Know Before You Go (iRecruit Blog)
We’re excited to be at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition this week at the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV. Stop by our booth #236 to speak with Stop by to meet with iRecruit’s Brian Kelly.

Why Relaxing Your Job Requirements Can Help You Beat the Talent Shortage (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
The talent shortage is already making it tough to find skilled workers in certain industries—and it’s expected to drive hiring costs through the roof. The Korn Ferry Institute predicts that, globally, companies will spend an extra $2.5 trillion to secure talent by 2030.

The Art of Saying “No”: How to Let Candidates Know They Haven’t Got the Job (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Hiring the right staff is one of the most important things your business can do. But how you go about turning down candidates is also crucial. After all, most companies reject far more people than they hire and in today’s interconnected world people can share their experiences more easily than ever.

Monster’s Survey Makes it Clear: Recruiting Just Got Harder and TA Pros Need to Switch Gears (Read @ ERE)
Here’s the headline from Monster’s new 2018 State of Recruiting Survey, and it’s a big one: In 2018, “it’s harder than ever to attract high-quality job candidates.” OK, if you’ve been paying attention I doubt you’re surprised by that insight, but the real story from this new report isn’t in the broad trends but in the specific numbers.

What to Do When You Realize You Made a Bad Hire (Read @ HBR.org)
Sometimes it happens that a candidate who had the right credentials, seemed to fly through the interview process, and had lovely references turns out to be an unexpected problem after hiring. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, consider yourself lucky, because only 19% of new hires are considered fully successful, according to a frequently cited study, and by the 18-month point 46% are deemed failures.

6 tactics to stop promising candidates from disappearing on you (Read @ HR Morning)
In this tight labor market, the war for talent wages on – and you may be feeling like your biggest adversaries are your own promising candidates. More and more job applicants are disappearing during the interview process, ignoring your calls or simply not showing up after accepting offers – otherwise known as “ghosting.”



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