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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:

Have You Been Ghosted by a Candidate? (iRecruit Blog)
Several months ago LinkedIn did a fantastic feature on candidates ghosting employers, and how it was driving them crazy. If you’re not familiar with the term “ghosting” Urban Dictionary describes it as “When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they’re dating, with zero warning or notice before hand. You’ll mostly see them avoiding friend’s phone calls, social media, and avoiding them in public.”

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.

Communicating the Value of an Applicant Tracking System (Hr.com)
iRecruit’s recent webinar with Hr.com on Communicating the Value of an Applicant Tracking System. If you’re in the market for a new ATS, this webinar shows you: Different types of ATS platforms, Pros and Cons of Using an ATS, What Should an ATS Do, Return on Investment (and how to save money), How the ATS can help you attract and retain quality talent.

Improving Indeed’s Search and Job Quality (Read @ Indeed Blog)
At Indeed, our mission drives everything we do: we help people get jobs. Providing job seekers with the best possible experience is what keeps them coming back to Indeed. It’s also what makes us the best place for employers to find the right fit every day.

3 Seasonal Hiring Strategies That Will Crush the Competition (Read @ Recruiter.com)
There’s a lot riding on your seasonal hiring. Can your process deliver the quality and quantity of hires your organization needs to make goal? In the last 12 months, the hiring landscape for hourly workers has changed. Unemployment in the US fell to an 18-year low in May. While thousands of brick-and-mortar stores have closed, there’s new growth in call centers, warehouses, and delivery services. Demand for talent is driving wages up, and companies are engaging candidates faster than ever through modern technology. If you’re looking for innovative ways to respond to this changed market, here are three strategies you can implement to build a faster, better seasonal hiring process this year.

Want to Keep Candidates Fully Engaged During the Hiring Process? Do What Teachers Do (Read @ ERE)
Teachers have a secret weapon for keeping students engaged — homework. As students do their homework, the subject matter stays top of mind even though the teacher isn’t present.

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.

How to Increase Employee Retention Using the “30% Solution” (Read @ LinkedIn)
I just read a post about how Facebook executives recently found the answer to increasing employee satisfaction and retention among their employees. Google discovered the same answer about 10 years ago after reviewing 10 years of quarterly performance reviews as part of their Project Oxygen. The answer? Great managers.



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