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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Overcoming Resistance to Faster Hiring (Read @ ERE)
People often resist change, especially when you try to change a longstanding way of doing something. This is certainly true in recruiting and hiring. Speeding up the process can be met with intense resistance.

The Simple Phrase LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Uses to Grab Candidates’ Attention (Read @ LinkedIn)
As a recruiter, you’ve likely had the experience of having a candidate “go dark.” Maybe they didn’t call you back or they failed to send something they promised to send. Understandably, this made you concerned. Did this mean they weren’t serious about the job? Did they lose interest? Or did something personal come up?

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters (Read @ NY Times)
Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, Queens, in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city incentives.

iRecruit Electronic Onboarding 10 Tips & Best Practices
iRecruit’s electronic onboarding module, iConnect has been continually improved and refined. We are pleased to receive excellent feedback from our hardcore “power users” and turn that into product enhancements that benefit all users of the electronic onboarding product. After using iConnect for the past several years, we have amassed the following tips and best practices for using iConnect Electronic Onboarding:

WOTC Questions: Is there a Pennsylvania state tax credit for hiring ex-offenders? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Yes! Although, not exclusively restricted to the keystone state, if you are hiring ex-offenders you may be eligible for a tax credit through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit of up to $2,400.

US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million (Read @ Yahoo Finance)
The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings jumped 2.4 percent in December to 7.3 million. That is the most since records began in December 2000. It is also far greater than the number of unemployed, which stood at 6.3 million that month.

5 Steps for Sourcing Candidates You Have Interviewed But Rejected (Read @ HR Bartender)
In today’s competitive recruiting market, organizations need to keep their options open when it comes to sourcing talent. In a survey produced by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), sixty-eight percent (68%) of HR professionals are having difficulty recruiting candidates for full-time openings. Companies can’t afford to turn off their pipeline to good talent.

Report: Guerrilla tactics could help small businesses in the war for talent (Read @ HR Dive)
How can smaller, lesser-known businesses compete for talent and retain workers when major companies turn up the volume on their calls for new hires? A pair of reports issued by Eagle Hill Consulting tackle that question. Offering guerrilla tactics for recruiting and retention, the reports offer insight into how these employers can compete with the Goliaths of their industries.



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