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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Meet Brian Kelly @ Sage Summit San Diego
iRecruit’s Brian Kelly will attend Sage Summit, San Diego at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina, February 13-15, 2019. Although we are not exhibiting this year, we are looking forward to spending time in beautiful San Diego visiting our customers in California, and our iRecruit partners at Sage Summit. Contact Brian Kelly to set up a time to meet up.

WOTC Questions: I’m interested to know how an employer would know if they were eligible for WOTC credit (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Most for-profit (taxable) employers are eligible for WOTC. The average tax credit can vary between $1,200 – $9,600. Approximately 10-15% of new hires may be eligible. This depends on your location, and the type of employees you hire.

Landing the best candidates without asking for salary history (Read @ HR Dive)
While the conversation surrounding equal pay for women is nothing new, many lawmakers are taking action to ensure it becomes a reality. Because the federal government hasn’t done much lately to update the Equal Pay Act, which was implemented in 1963, at least 20 local and state governments have banned the salary history question in the hiring process.

Use This Six-point System to Hire the Best Candidates (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
In the process of writing the my 4th edition of Hire with Your Head, the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., wanted to know what has changed from when the first edition was published in 1997. Not much, I said. Despite the enormous investment in technology and process improvement, companies still struggle to find enough top-tier talent to fill high-demand positions just like they did 20 years ago; they just struggle differently now.

New H-1B visa rules take effect April 1, changing how tech companies hire foreign-born talent (Read @ Geekwire)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the new rules Wednesday. Starting April 1, USCIS will select H-1B applicants from one pool. In the past, they were separated into the regular application group and applicants with advanced degrees applying for an exception to the cap of visas awarded each year.

Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work? (Read @ NY Times)
Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line; not in my crowded subway commute; not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday.

Why recruiters are ‘screening in,’ not out (Read @ HR Dive)
When job seekers are plentiful, searching through resumes for the best of the best is the hardest part of hiring. But today, faced with a high demand to ll jobs, recruiters are realizing they need to “screen in” rather than screen out.

3 Recruiting Terms I Could Do Without (Read @ ERE)
I have worked in TA for 25 years now, and on top of doing my day job, I’ve worked tirelessly to help TA as a specialty to be taken seriously. This means establishing credibility for the profession, which is no easy task, but one I feel that we ourselves as TA leaders and practitioners can at times hinder ourselves in doing.

Communicating Your Company’s Social Responsibilities to Enhance Employer Brand (Read @ The Undercover Recruiter)
Research from Cone Communications revealed that for 58% of employees, from all generations, CSR is an important element of consideration when choosing a job, sometimes even more so than the proposed salary. Considering how important this is becoming, are you communicating enough about the values and ethics behind your business?

5 Tips for Targeting the Right Talent (Read @ Glassdoor)
If you have trouble finding the right talent, you’re not alone. According to Aptitude Research Partners, three in four hiring decision-makers say that finding quality candidates is their #1 recruiting challenge. Here are five ways you can attract more quality candidates to your open roles with Brand Advertising from Glassdoor.


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