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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Stop ‘Shopping Hungry’ When Hiring (Video @ ERE)
Earlier, we said you should just “hire them and stop trying to find something better.” Well, now I’ve got a guest (below) who says to stop “shopping hungry.” That’s one way of saying that needing to fill a seat, says Kevin Castle, is not enough evidence to warrant making a hire.

3 Best Practices for Recruiting Millennials (Read @ iRecruit)
Millennials. So much research has been conducted at this point about this generation that it almost seems ridiculous. They’re lazy… they’re technically savvy… they need instant gratification faster, etc. Some feedback has been good, while the majority has been focused on the negative aspects of this generation. In recruiting, however, it’s a known fact that this generation is handled differently than previous generations.

Job Posting: Applicants that Include a Photograph Will Be Given First Consideration (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
A Washington state aviation company posted a job listing for a Human Resources Manager. Mostly, the job listing is pretty normal, mentioning things like employee relations, policies and procedures, and tracking vacation time. But, if you scroll down to the bottom, you find this gem: “Those applicants that chose to include a photograph with their resume will be given first consideration for a personal interview.”

Who You Gonna Call? How to Stop Ghosting in its Tracks (Read @ Indeed)
In our series for Indeed’s Ghosting Week, we’ve explored how, when and why job seekers ghost employers during the hiring process. Now it’s time to stop ghosting in its tracks. In this final post, we’ll take everything we’ve learned and transform it into action — offering easy-to-implement, research-based strategies you can use to prevent ghosting.

Are you still using Excel Spreadsheets for Recruiting? (Read @ iRecruit)
At iRecruit, we speak to employers every day who are looking to make a change to their hiring processes. Whether that is a company making a change to their ATS, or investing in an Applicant Tracking Software for the first time. Quite often we hear from employers who do not have a formal process in place, and are still using spreadsheets in Excel to manually track all of their recruiting efforts. Despite Excel’s phenomenal capabilities, it’s not always the right tool to use with recruiting and hiring. It can often lead to several issues:

What Are Jobseekers Hiding on Social Media? (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
According to a new survey conducted by employment screening agency JDP, 43% of jobseekers enable privacy settings to keep material hidden from current employers and future social media screenings. Additionally, one in five admits to posting material that could jeopardize a current or future opportunity.

Talent leaders, job seekers don’t see eye to eye on candidate experience (Read @ HR Dive)
Most talent leaders (77%) in a Randstad Sourceright study said their candidate experience is either excellent or very good, but many job seekers disagreed. In fact, 84% said they had a negative experience while job hunting, and 52% said they had more than one negative encounter. The company polled more than 1,700 professionals and more than 800 talent leaders from 17 countries.

The Interview Starts With the Job Ad: Best Practices for a Truly Effective Interview Process (Read @ Recruiter.com)
Roughly 46 percent of new hires fail within their first 18 months on the job. It’s not always because you hired someone who couldn’t do the job. Often, it’s because you hired someone who wasn’t the right fit. How can you determine whether your candidate is a good match for the role beyond a simple hard-skills match?

The 3 Interview Questions Job Seekers Struggle With the Most (Read @ Glassdoor)
There’s no doubt about it — interviews are tough. With so much on the line, job seekers often psych themselves out or majorly overthink things, resulting in a sub-par performance.

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