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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! Take a look at the latest must read articles for recruiters:

Salary History Bans on Employment Applications 2019 (iRecruit)
Connecticut and Hawaii join the lists of states that have banned the “salary history” questions on employment applications effective January 1, 2019. Running List of States (and localities) that have banned Salary History from Employment Applications.

How to Respond to Negative Glassdoor Reviews (Read @ Glassdoor)
Negative Glassdoor reviews can be initially biting — we get it. But effectively responding to company reviews, both positive and negative, is part of any solid employee engagement and employer branding strategy. In fact, 62% of job seekers say their perception of a company improves after seeing an employer respond to a review, according to a Glassdoor U.S. Site Survey.

Are You Hiring a Cultural Fit? Do You Actually Want To? (Read @ Entrepreneur)
Who should you hire: the superstar with great skills who feels like a poor fit with the culture, or the person with weaker skills but who fits in culturally? Even though I believe in hiring the stranger, cultural fit really matters.

What 2018 Tells Us About Hiring in 2019 (Read @ ERE)
Looking back at the state of the labor market in 2018, the U.S. workforce experienced historic gains. Unemployment fell to a near 50-year low, more than two million jobs were added, and wage growth began to accelerate. As employers look ahead to 2019, retaining their skilled talent in this labor market should be of critical importance. But who are the job switchers?

WOTC Continues Through 2019 (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is preserved through at least January 1, 2020. Please continue to send your WOTC applications (online, by mail, or by phone), within 28 days of the new employee’s start date.

This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of Recruiting (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently recommend a candidate to be interviewed onsite. More importantly, by getting a hiring manager to conduct a similar phone screen, the manager would only need to personally interview 3-4 people to make one great hire.

If You’re Over 50, Chances Are the Decision to Leave a Job Won’t be Yours (Read @ Propublica)
A new data analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute shows more than half of older U.S. workers are pushed out of longtime jobs before they choose to retire, suffering financial damage that is often irreversible.

Watch for these 5 hiring trends in 2019 (Read @ Fast Company)
With the holidays over, many companies are restarting hiring efforts that may have stalled at the end of last year. But that doesn’t mean hiring will look like it did in 2018. As CareerBuilder CEO Irina Novoselsky explains, recruitment trends are impacted by many factors–from unemployment rates to technological innovation and beyond.

Most Popular iRecruit Blog Posts of 2018 (iRecruit)
Happy new year to all! Let’s take a look back at some of our most popular blog posts over 2018.


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