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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Should You be Promoted Every Three Years? (Read @ SHRM)
If you didn’t catch it this week, a job board executive came out with how often you should be promoted early in your career. Basically, he said it should be every three years. Do you agree? Early-

Poll: Some younger workers view aging workforce negatively (Read @ Associated Press)
CHICAGO (AP) — Some younger workers aren’t particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

How to Differentiate Multiple Jobs When You Post Several With The Exact Same Title (iRecruit Blog)
At iRecruit we get many questions sent in by customers every month. 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.

Rejecting Candidates Who Don’t Send a Thank-You Note: Understandable or Unreasonable? (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
It’s always nice to receive a thoughtful thank-you note from a candidate after you interview them. But if they don’t send one, it’s not a dealbreaker…right? For Jessica Liebman, the executive managing editor of Insider Inc., it is. The thank-you note, in her opinion, can determine a candidate’s chances of getting the job.

Every New Employee Needs an Onboarding “Buddy” (Read @ HBR)
Bringing a new employee onboard is both an exciting and stressful time. And while managers play a critical role in shaping a new employees’ first weeks and months, a broader team effort can ensure the experience is both positive and productive.

Why Hiring Managers Are Also Recruiters (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Hiring managers and recruiters have a shared goal: to hire the best people and fill the role as fast as possible. Having a common goal and working in the same company should theoretically turn hiring managers and recruiters into best buddies. Yet the reality is too often otherwise — in many cases, there is friction in their cooperation caused by different expectations from each side, and one doesn’t always understand the other’s role in the process. At times, this can make cooperation difficult.

More Candidates Are Rejected Than Hired (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
Many of us only hear about the interviews, offers and hires when it comes to recruiting, but more candidates are rejected than offered.For every 1 hire, 46 people were reviewed, 12 were phone/video screened, 3-5 were interviewed, and in the end, one person is ultimately hired (stats from an actual CFO role I worked on).

Attract more applicants: 7-step guide to stellar job postings (Read @ HR Morning)
You might have a streamlined interview process, an eager hiring team and even a perfect onboarding experience for your new hires. But none of that matters if you aren’t nailing the very first step in the entire hiring process: Job postings!


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