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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:

How to Optimize Your Job Ads in the New Age of Recruiting (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Creating an advertisement for a job opening at your company can be a nerve-wracking experience. After all, the stakes are high when it comes to securing top talent, and competition for qualified applicants is tougher than it’s been in years.

Get Jobseekers to Help You Speed Up Hiring (Read @ ERE)
Quickening the pace of hiring remains a hot topic. Rightly so. The time it takes to fill a job grows year after year. Many ideas about faster hiring are focused on the employer. But what about jobseekers? Sustainable speed can only be achieved if both sides of the hiring equation are addressed.

Are You Properly Notifying All Affected Workers of Your Intent to Hire Foreign Workers? (Read @ Skoler Abbott)
Employers looking to hire foreign employees into so-called “specialty occupations” through the H1-B visa program are required to notify certain domestic workers at the time, or within 30 days before, they file the Labor Condition Application (“LCA”) with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Can I add a Training Video to iConnect? (iRecruit Blog)
At iRecruit we get many questions sent in by customers. We thought we would share some of the questions with you on our blog. iConnect is an add-on module for iRecruit Applicant Tracking Software that allows you to communicate with candidates and new hires. iConnect eliminates (or vastly reduces) the paper-heavy aspect of hiring.

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 elevating your applicant pool and effectively hiring out of state candidates. ?

The Most Common Recruiter Fails, and How Stacy Zapar Says You Can Avoid Them (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
Before you continue reading, get ready to cringe — and maybe laugh at yourself. Because according to industry leader Stacy Zapar, every recruiter is guilty of at least some of the mistakes on this list. Yes, even her.

Stop Eliminating Perfectly Good Candidates by Asking Them the Wrong Questions (Read @ HBR)
I could tell right away from the tone of his voice that the VP of Engineering wasn’t happy. He practically growled at me. He had just finished interviewing a job candidate named Anand, who I had directed his way, and was calling me to say he was going to pass.

Metlife Finds The Benefit Employees Want Most Is Unlimited PTO (Read @ QZ)
The quest to keep employees happy has spurred some employers to take a fast-fashion approach to perks, making cupcakes, or kombucha, or onsite CrossFit classes a must-have for some time—until the next big extraordinary benefit arrives.

3 Ways to Retool Your Hiring Process to Attract High-Quality Job Seekers (Read @ Entrepreneur)
At the end of 2018, the number of open jobs in the U.S. reached 7.3 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the highest number of job openings on record since the Department of Labor started measuring them in 2000. Available jobs have outpaced hiring for more than a year, indicating that companies are having a difficult time filling their vacant positions.

6 Salary Questions All Managers Should Be Prepared to Answer (Read @ Glassdoor)
You might think that once a candidate has signed their offer letter, the salary inquiries are over. But even after you’ve sorted out starting salary, you can bet that pay is still going to be on their minds. In a day and age with more information than ever, employees expect transparency around salary not just at the beginning of their tenure with an employer, but at every step.



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