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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:

iRecruit Featured in HR.com’s Talent Acquisition Excellence
Last month iRecruit participated in HR.com’s webinar series The State of Applicant Tracking Systems. We discussed how you can communicate the value of an applicant tracking system when you are in the market to purchase one.

Why You Should Be a ’Screen In’ Recruiter Rather Than a ’Screen Out’ Recruiter (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Every recruiter can be sorted into one of two camps: those who screen in, and those who screen out. When faced with a candidate, screen-out recruiters ask: “Why?” Their goal is to take as many applicants out of the running as possible. A screen-in recruiter, on the other hand, asks: “Why not?” Screen-in recruiters are more flexible — especially when it comes to assessing the potential value of candidates who do not fit the exact job description to a T.

7 Ruthless Recruiting Lessons From Game of Thrones [SPOILERS] (Read @ LinkedIn)
The characters on Game of Thrones usually don’t get a chance to learn their lesson—they just die. It’s a ruthless world: talent is scarce (what with all the dying), employees rarely remain loyal, and workplace behavior is grossly inappropriate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from watching all that blood and betrayal: Game of Thrones offers enough recruiting knowledge to make a maester blush. In honor of Season 7, here are seven surprising recruiting lessons—usually learned the hard way—from the world of Game of Thrones.

2018: The Year in Search (Read @ Indeed Blog)
At the end of each year, we at Indeed like to look back and see which trends in job search were on the rise and which were on the decline. The terms people search for can tell us a lot about the world of work and what’s going on in the minds of job seekers, as well as give us a glimpse into social trends worldwide.

WOTC Questions: How does the employer know that a potential or new employee is on SNAP or has been unemployed for more than 26 weeks? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: You would not know that immediately. The new hire has to complete the WOTC forms before you would know. You can include WOTC forms as part of the application as long as it is confidential and not shared with hiring managers, or include as part of onboarding.

How Office Design Can Impact Recruitment and Retention (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)
Have you ever considered that your physical workplace or even the room in which you host interviews could have an impact on whether your preferred candidate accepts a job offer? Well according to new research conducted by office design company K2 Space, it can.

7 Real-Life Resume Blunders that Cost Careers (Read @ VerifiedFirst)
Did you know that 75% of HR professionals have caught a lie on a resume (per CareerBuilder survey)? Surprisingly, it’s hardly just entry level applicants who do this. Even public officials, from candidates for office to coaches to CEOs have knowingly fabricated their qualifications. Here are seven public officials who were caught in the act with false records.

Where Have All the Great Recruiters Gone? (Read @ ERE)
Today’s tough labor market is putting recruiters to the test. While some of them are certainly rising to the occasion, a far greater number aren’t faring as well. Case in point: there are currently 7.1 million job openings, according to latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Assigning blame is tricky, with multiple factors contributing to this issue, including unprecedented pressure and lack of experience among recruiters.


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