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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

IBM apologizes for using ethnic labels like ‘yellow’ and ‘mulatto’ on job application (Read @ Washington Post)
IBM apologized Tuesday after one of its recruitment Web pages gave applicants the option of using racially insensitive terms to identify themselves. The process took job seekers to a drop-down menu that included “yellow” and “mulatto” with Caucasian, black and other options.

Recruiting Lessons From the 80’s That Will Help You Improve Quality of Hire Now (Read @ LinkedIn Talent)
When I started as a recruiter in the 1980s, these things were true: If you knew the actual job needs in detail and the hiring manager personally, you only needed to present 2-3 strong candidates to make a placement.

What to Do About Job Seekers Who Aren’t Reading Job Descriptions (Read @ ERE)
Reading this article word for word will take about three to four minutes out of your day. That’s not a ton of time in the grand scheme of things — but now put yourself in your candidate’s shoes.

WOTC Questions: If I purchased a business, can I apply for WOTC for the employees that already worked for the previous owner? (Read @ CMS WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: With a new business name, new Employer Identification Number, and all new hires, yes you could potentially have all of your new hires complete the WOTC paperwork to determine eligibility.

A Boss Complained That Millennials Won’t Work For Free In A Muffin Store And Now It’s A Whole Thing (Read @ Buzzfeed)
Muffin Break’s general manager has issued an apology after attracting a huge backlash for claiming millennials are not prepared to work for free to advance their careers.

Monster’s 2019 State of the Candidate Survey (Read @ Monster)
In order to better understand the challenges and opportunities in the search for employment, we surveyed 1,000 current full-time employees, ages 18-65, in the United States.

What Can Recruiters Do About Ghosting? (Read @ SHRM)
Strio Consulting’s chief people officer, Robin Schooling, still remembers the one that got away. It happened in 2005, while she was working as a recruiter in the hospitality industry. She had hired a senior leader who was to start on a Monday morning.

How to Poach Currently-Employed Candidates (Read @ Glassdoor)
With the unemployment rate so low, the need to poach currently-employed candidates has intensified. As a result, identifying sourcing and recruiting strategies that not only appeal to potential candidates but also inspire them to hear you out is imperative.

Introduction to iRecruit, Applicant Tracking and Onboarding
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REPORT: The State of U.S. Salaries and Raises (Read @ Indeed)
Pay is a sensitive subject for employers and employees alike. But finding a happy medium between what job seekers want and what employers want to pay is vital to both talent attraction and retention.

The Go-To Interview Questions of Companies Like Warby Parker, Airbnb and More (Read @ LinkedIn)
You’ve probably been there before: a candidate’s breezing through an interview and knocking out great answers to all of your questions. But then it hits you…these answers are a little too good. They’re polished and rehearsed. You wish you could draw something out that’s a bit more reflective and spur of the moment.


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