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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.

Job candidate says she has to work for us secretly (Read @ Ask a Manager)
We held an interview with a candidate for a part-time position who had been out of our line of work for 10 years. I interviewed her because she had some other things on her resume that seemed really interesting.

Survey Reveals Half of Employees Feel They Have “Just a Job” Amid Heightened Career Expectations (Read @ CareerBuilder)
A survey from CareerBuilder shows employees are split on how they feel about their current job: 50% feel like they have a career while the remaining 50% feel like they have just a job, and 32% of employees plan to change jobs this year.

Taking Talent Old School: How to Create a Positive Candidate Experience (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
We constantly hear stories about bad experiences candidates have in our recruiting processes – and not just about the lack of personalization in the pipelining process. I have my own war chest of stories and a few as a candidate, not as the recruiter.

Facebook Close to Finalizing Changes for Job Ads (Read @ SHRM)
Facebook recently revealed more details about planned changes to its employment advertising system that are designed to prevent discrimination. In September, the social media network—and gold mine for marketers—plans to roll out a restricted advertising system for all employment, housing and credit ads created through the site’s Ads Manager. All employers trying to create job ads will be redirected to Facebook’s restricted system by December 31.

Laboratories of Democracy: what Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation (Read @ Vox)
A Taco Bell in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle shut down a couple hours early in the spring of 2013. All three employees and one off-shift worker walked off the job to protest low wages and work conditions. One of them was Caroline Durocher, a 21-year-old Taco Bell employee, who said the decision was “easy.”

Get To Know the WOTC Target Groups – Which New Hires Qualify? (iRecruit Blog)
WOTC or Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a Federal tax credit available to employers to hire and retain veterans and individuals from target groups with significant barriers to employment.

No Black Hole: 7 Thoughts on How to Provide Candidate Feedback for All (Read @ Indeed)
Never in my life did I think that I’d be referencing the so-called “Golden Rule,” but sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone. In fact, the grade-school adage in question actually has deep historical and cultural roots, to the point that one philosopher tells us that it “can be found in some form in almost every ethical tradition.”

10 Reasons Candidates Drop Out of Your Hiring Process — and What You Can Do (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
There’s been a 20% increase in job seekers dropping out of the hiring process over the past year, according to the Washington Post. That’s a major shift and makes one thing abundantly clear — in a tight talent market, candidates can afford to be picky and aren’t afraid to shift gears quickly.


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