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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:

Job Descriptions That Get Results (iRecruit Blog)
A job post is essentially an advertisement. A quick, look at me, shout it to the roof, we are fabulous, come work here message to all the potential candidates out there. You need it to be quickly readable, scannable and actionable. We spotted this advertisement on Indeed back in July, as you can see it’s literally straight to the point, and tells the potential candidate exactly what to do.

The Days and Times With the Highest Conversion Rates for Job Applicants (Video, watch at ERE)
In talent acquisition, we always want to better understand our end customer — the job seeker. With that in mind, I wanted to share some data that dives into when applicants are most likely to apply.

CPA Academy WOTC Webinar Recording (WOTC Blog)
Have a question for us, or want to ask us how the WOTC can help your business or clients? To speak with a CMS WOTC Representative, or find out about the Work opportunity Tax Credit Savings in your state, please call us at 1-800-517-9099 and ask for Brian Kelly, or send an email.

5 Reasons the Labor Market is Not as Tight as the Unemployment Rate Suggests (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
The official unemployment rate has fallen to 3.7%. Similarly, the expanded unemployment rate, which includes people marginally attached to the labor force and those who want full-time work but can only find part-time jobs, is now 7.5%. Both unemployment measures are well below pre-recession levels, and the official unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 49 years. What’s more, the number of job openings exceeds the number of job seekers, a pattern which has been historically rare. Those are all signs of a very tight labor market.

These 5 Employee Benefits Are Trending – and Can Give Your Company a Competitive Edge (Read @ LinkedIn)
We tend to think of benefits as employee benefits. But they aren’t just good for employees –-benefits are also rewarding for the companies that provide them.
In fact, a recently issued report by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that examined benefit trends among U.S. companies over the last four years shows just how valuable benefits can be:

WOTC Questions: Can Students Be Employed Part Time? (WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Absolutely! You can employ students or other part time workers who are WOTC eligible. The only difference is that it may take slightly longer for them to reach both the minimum (120) or maximum (400) number of hours in order for you to receive credit.

Don’t Go With Your Gut: 3 Ways Data Can Improve Recruiting Outcomes (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Recruiters and hiring managers used to rely solely on their gut feelings for hiring decisions. It was mostly about whether you had a connection with someone and whether they “seemed” like a good fit for the company.


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