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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Should You Tell the World How Much Money You Make? (Read @ NY Times)
There are many questions Alison Green is asked as a columnist who writes about workplace issues. There was the woman who wanted to know if she should attend couple’s therapy with her boss and the boss’s boyfriend. (The boyfriend happened to be her father.) Another time she heard complaints about a janitor who cast a hex on her colleagues.

Your “Dream Job” Is a Myth (Read @ Slate)
It’s impossible to tell how perfect a position truly is until you’re in it. Because I write a work advice column, I hear from a lot of people who think they’ve found their “dream job”—often based on little more than an ad. They write to me wanting to know how to get hired at this dream job, or seeking guidance on how to get over not being hired, or excited that they have been hired … and I’m often left thinking, “Don’t be too sure.”

What the class of 2019 wants from employers (Read @ Fast Company)
With the labor market tighter than dress trousers after the holidays, companies are trying to gain every advantage to attract the best talent. As a crop of newly degreed graduates looks for gainful employment, the companies that seek to hire them has a question: What does the class of 2019 want in an employer?

7 Data-Backed Strategies That Will Improve Your Company’s Candidate Experience (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
Job candidates are getting impatient. In the 2018 Talent Board North American Candidate Experience Benchmark Research Report, candidates said the top three reasons they withdrew from the recruiting process were their time was disrespected during interviews (37%), poor rapport with recruiters (32%, which is nearly three times larger than the number reporting the same frustration in 2017), and the process simply taking too long (29%).

Some college internships pay twice what regular workers earn (Read @ CNBC)
Forget backpacking through Europe. Scoring an internship during a break from college is key to landing a great job once you graduate. “They are more important today than ever before,” said Jill Tipograph, co-founder of career coach firm Early Stage Careers in New York. And for some of the top internship spots, you can almost double what the average full-time worker earns.

Five reasons to ignore resumes (Read @ Fast Company)
Most candidates are preselected for an open role using a traditional but not-so-effective method: by screening resumes, checking for the schools they attended, searching for the right keywords, and looking for suitable experience. After interviewing those who successfully passed this stage, somebody gets hired. The problem is at least 50% of the time, the person stays no more than 18 months on the job.

Military Spouses May Be An Underlooked Source of Talent (Read @ HR Dive)
Sodexo has partnered with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to address military spouses’ employment barriers and career opportunities in the food services and restaurant industries. Citing the results of a military lifestyle survey by Blue Star Families, Sodexo, a food service and facilities management company, said that joblessness among military spouses is one of the biggest issues facing military families, topped only by the separation of service men and women from their families.

5 Reasons Why Fingerprinting is Not a Complete Background Check Solution (iRecruit blog)
When working with new or potential clients, we are often asked about fingerprinting. Usually, the question is, “we already fingerprint, so why do we need to background check?” We have found some hiring managers believe that fingerprinting is the ultimate solution for background screening. While fingerprinting can provide valuable information on a candidate, there are five reasons why it is not a complete screening solution.

These workers were paid to move to Vermont and work from home (Read / Watch @ CNN)
Plenty of workers relocate for a job. But not many move to a new state to work from home — and get paid to do it. Vermont’s Remote Worker Grant Program offers up to $5,000 a year to new residents who move to the state and work remotely for employers based in another state.

A Wake-Up Call for Grads: Entry-Level Jobs Aren’t So Entry Level Any More (Read @ WallStreet Journal -Paywall)
Gone are the days when new hires spent years learning the ropes before being handed important work. The Class of 2019 will be thrown right into the fray.



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