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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

It’s Candidate Engagement Month at iRecruit. Throughout the month of July we’ll be sharing engagement tips and content ideas you can steal to share with your candidates to attract, nurture and engage them.

WOTC Questions: How do I figure out if a new hire lives in an empowerment zone? (Reat @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: To qualify under the Designated community resident category, an employee is at least age 18 but not yet age 40 and lives in either an Empowerment Zone, or Rural Renewal Community.

The ZipRecruiter Future of Work Report (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
Our first annual report on the future of work combines proprietary ZipRecruiter data mined from more than 50 million job postings, survey results from more than 11,000 job seekers and 500 employers, and a deep dive into the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on five transitioning industries in the U.S.

I’ve seen a LOT of job listings over the last few years, so I shouldn’t be surprised at any of the preposterous skill requirements that some hiring managers seem to be looking for. But then I saw this one. I could hardly believe what was listed as the No. 1 required skill for a position as Advisor to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff — Office of the President at Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, California: “Demonstrated Christ-like behavior (emphasis added) through excellent judgment and diplomacy in working with diverse groups to address complex issues; highly regarded people management skills; and unquestioned integrity.”

Survey: Only 22% of Americans say colleges prepare workers for future jobs (Read @ HR Dive)
A new report from Gallup and Northeastern University finds many U.S. workers would first look to their employers to reskill before turning to colleges.

To Find the Perfect Candidate, Ask These 12 Questions in Every Interview (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Hiring the most suitable person for a role can be tricky, to say the least. Crafting a perfect job post to attract qualified talent is only the beginning. From there, you still have to market the role in the right channels, sift through endless resumes, and identify top contenders.

How Candidate Experience Affects Your Recruitment Marketing (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)
Recruitment marketing is about attracting passive job seekers and making them want to search for openings at your company. What role does candidate experience (CX) play in that? Well, since CX refers to each and every touchpoint a potential applicant encounters on their way from audience member to employee, and those touchpoints are created by your recruitment marketing efforts, we’d say quite a bit, wouldn’t you?



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