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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Reminder! You Can 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.

Employers should give job seekers with criminal records a second chance (Read @ Fox Business)
As the unemployment rate hovers at 4 percent, American businesses continue to experience a tightening labor market Opens a New Window. . There are 7 million job Opens a New Window. openings in the U.S. right now, and hardly enough skilled workers, or people to fill them.

Learn About the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (Webinar Recording) (Watch @ WOTC Blog)
WOTC is a federal tax credit that provides incentive to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups. This provides a tax credit of up to $9,600.

Relocation: The New Tech Hiring Strategy? (Read @ Indeed)
We’ve heard it many times: It’s tough to hire for tech talent. While this sector is a major employer, making up almost 10% of all US jobs, 86% of hiring managers and recruiters say it’s hard to fill these roles.

My New Pet Peeve: Getting Personal on LinkedIn (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Sometimes, you see something you just can’t unsee it. Unfortunately, that seems to be happening to me more and more on LinkedIn. What was once a very professional website is now host to some very unprofessional things, and it’s frankly shocking. I’ve tried to push it out of my mind, but I just can’t any longer.

LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Weighs In on the Top Talent Trends for 2019 (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
We recently asked 5,000 talent acquisition and HR professionals around the world to help us identify the major trends that will shape their work this year. Those survey results became the basis for LinkedIn’s just published Global Talent Trends 2019, which highlights these 4 major trends:

Latest Research Surprises With a New, Top-Ranked Hiring Challenge In 2019 (Read/Watch @ Verified First)
The latest numbers are trickling in. So far over 300, U.S.-based HR professionals have responded to the 2019 Talent Acquisition Report conducted by Aptitude Research. The research asks HR the question, “What are the top hiring challenges in 2019?”—place your bets! Do you think it’s quality of hire? Time to fill? Candidate experience? Good guesses as they’ve all been hot topics in the talent acquisition space. Chips down, here comes the surprising answer…

Job Applicants, Employees with Criminal Charges, Convictions: What Can Employers Do? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employers often use job applications to seek information about candidates’ conviction records. Criminal background checks are often performed before hiring an employee.

How to Calculate the True Cost of Employee Turnover (Read @ Inc.)
A few years back, a friend confided in me with a decision she was having a hard time making. She had a team member who was a bonafide “rock star.” This person was expert at their craft. Yet, the person appeared to have stopped caring about their job.



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