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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Why Workers Without College Degrees Are Fleeing Big Cities (Read @ NY Times)
Last month the Census Bureau confirmed a confounding dynamic taking hold across the American landscape: Superstar cities, the nation’s economic powerhouses, hotbeds of opportunity at the cutting edge of technological progress, are losing people to other parts of the country.

You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job (Read @ Harvard Business Review)
If you are a recent college graduate, chances are you have taken several classes that you believe will help prepare you for your first job. Unfortunately, most of what you need to succeed in your work involves skills you never took a class to acquire. And that can complicate the application process.

‘Signing Day’ recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college (Read @ MNN)
The familiar high school rituals take place every spring. Athletes sign letters of intent to play for college programs as their coaches beam with pride, the photographs splashed across social media. Other high school seniors wave college acceptance letters as their names are announced at school assemblies.

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5 Tips for Filling Hard-to-Fill Positions (Read @ Glassdoor)
As an employer or recruiter, you certainly want to fill positions with the best talent you can find. But this process can be challenging — recruiting for new or highly technical positions can require a fresh approach and updated strategy.

WOTC Questions: Can I retroactively file for my employees since I am just finding out about this tax credit? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: Unfortunately no. Even though you are just finding out about WOTC, you can only claim on new hires. The 28 Day rule is a hard and fast rule. There are very few exceptions. The good news, now you know about WOTC, you can start saving

Do Career Fairs Still Have Value? (Read @ HR Dive)
In today’s tight applicant market, job seekers are in charge. To meet their demands, recruiters have set aside old red flags and even some traditional sourcing methods. But do career fairs still make the cut?

How Playing Sports Makes You a Stronger Job Candidate (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Many factors play a role in what makes you a strong job candidate. Your job candidacy depends on your skills, education, professional experiences, and extracurricular activities that help you to become a well-rounded professional. Playing sports is a top extracurricular activity that helps you to stand out in the job market.


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