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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: I work with prisoner reentry, and I help get them back to work, I was looking up the WOTC and how much an employer can get for hiring a felon? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
An ex-felon is someone who has been convicted of a felony under any federal or state law, and is hired not more than 1 year after the conviction or release from prison for that felony. The tax credit for hiring an ex-felon is: • Worked at least 120 hours but less than 400 hours Up to $1,500 (25% of $6,000 of first-year wages) • Worked at least 400 hours Up to $2,400 (40% of $6,000 of first-year wages)

Why — and How — Your Company Should Embrace Older Workers (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
More than half of Americans over the age of 50 are being pushed out of their jobs, long before they’re ready to retire, according to a recent study from ProPublica and the Urban Institute. And research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business found, unambiguously, that: “A lot of Americans who are sitting at home not working want to be working.”

The Cover Letter Comeback: Using Disruptive Cover Letters to Find Hidden Talent (Read @ Indeed Blog)
These days, finding the right candidate for an open job can feel next to impossible, especially when your hiring managers are asking for “purple squirrels” — aka impossible sets of candidate criteria. Do you ever feel like you’re being asked to find a bilingual brain surgeon who will work for $10/hour? Impossible, right? If so, you’re not alone.

Your Job Candidates and New Hires are Ghosting You. This is What You’ve Earned (Read @ Inc.)
Have you had a new hire not show up on what was supposed to be her first day? Have you had a job candidate come in for an interview and then stop returning your calls and your emails? Have you had a new hire work for a few weeks and then disappear?

How to Respond to Negative Glassdoor Reviews (Read @ The HR Capitalist)
You love to hate Glassdoor. You feel like the negative reviews are disgruntled ex-employees who can hide behind not disclosing their identities.

The Job Candidate Is Interviewing the Company (Read @ HR Bartender)
It’s very easy for both job candidates and companies to allow an interview to become a one-way street. The company is the one calling the candidate in for a job interview. The interview usually spends more time talking about the company, the job, and the candidate’s qualifications for that job. So, candidates spend the majority of their time talking about how they’re the right person for the job.

Adecco: 37% of recruiters relax hiring demands in tight labor market (Read@ HR Dive)
Respondents said their methods to ease job requirements included reducing the required years of experience and academic credentials.

Which Social Networks Work Best for Recruiting? (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)
Some social media channels are down to preference but when it comes to recruiting, there are a few which are better than others. There is so much choice and being on more doesn’t always mean it’s better.

Are Slow Hiring Decisions Dragging You Down? (Read @ Human Resource Executive)
Today’s talent market has employers pulling out all the stops to compete for workers— such as ramping up benefits, focusing on the employee experience and easing qualifications—but all of those efforts may be for naught if hiring managers don’t act quickly and decisively enough.

Talent dogfight: Rock stars, heroes and misleading job postings as openings near record (Read @ USA Today)
Employers are pulling out all the stops in job postings and interviews as they jostle to stand out amid a near-record 7.4 million openings and attract a dwindling pool of qualified candidates.


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