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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

U.S. Job Openings Hit a Record High, How Are You Managing Your Job Postings? (Read @ iRecruit)
It was reported today that U.S. job openings have jumped to a record high of 7.3 million. Unemployment is at a historically low 6.3 million. There are more jobs than job seekers! Employers are struggling to fill roles. How to Recruit for Difficult to Fill Positions.

College grads expect to earn $60,000 in their first job—here’s how much they actually make (Read @ CNBC)
Each year, enthusiastic university commencement speakers tell students that the hard work they did in college will pay off if they simply continue to persevere. LendEdu analyzed a College Pulse survey of 7,000 college students from nearly 1,000 colleges and universities and found that students, on average, expect to earn $60,000 in their first job out of college. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) calculates that the preliminary average starting salary for graduates from the class of 2018 is about $50,004.

Employer-paid student loan repayment help could be coming (Read/Watch @ CBS News)
With U.S. student loan debt totaling a staggering $1.5 trillion nationally, it’s second only to outstanding home mortgage debt for American households. But one idea that could provide some relief for indebted students is now gaining bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

The Value of Hiring Downsized or Laid-Off Employees (Read @ Glassdoor)
Akin to dating scenarios, we often want to land what is more challenging to acquire–what someone else has. And as such, poaching candidates from other companies is appealing to recruiters.

5 Tips for Recruiting Out of State Candidates (Read @ Verified First)
With unemployment currently at four percent, it’s a candidate’s market. Because finding the perfect candidate has become more challenging, recruiters have started widening their pool of applicants by recruiting out of state. This is a great way to get a good diversity of skilled employees, but snagging a great out of state hire requires additional logistics and considerations. Here are five tips for effectively hiring out of state candidates.

WOTC Questions: Can the WOTC be applicable for part-time employees? Those working less than 30 hours per week? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Part-time employees are definitely eligible. The only difference is that it may take them slightly longer than a full-time employee to reach either the minimum amount of hours required to qualify (120) or the maximum (400).

How the FBI is Beating the Skills Gap by Recruiting “Unexpected Agents” (Read @ LinkedIn)
In Louise Penny’s best-selling Inspector Gamache detective novels, one character has a particularly unusual backstory. Thérèse Brunel, the head of Quebec’s police force, joined the police academy after a career as the curator of Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts—because she realized her skills and love of puzzles made her perfect for that path.

Why ‘What Kind of Tree Are You?’ Is Actually a Good Question to Ask Your Applicants (Read @ Inc.)
Maybe you’ve heard stories about the wacky things modern companies like Amazon and Google ask job applicants. “What song do you want played when you walk into a room, if it could only be one song for the rest of your life?” “What kind of tree are you?” Stuff like that.



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