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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

SHRM Foundation’s Veteran Hiring Initiative (Read @ WOTC Blog)
The SHRM Foundation is helping employers recruit and hire Veterans. There are several hiring initiatives listed on their website, including Innovation Grants, Certificates and Digital Hiring Guides.

New Indeed Integration Helps Employers Reach the Right Talent Faster
The data is clear: Indeed is a top source of hire for employers using iRecruit. Today, iRecruit is excited to announce our new integration with Indeed. iRecruit is always looking for ways to help employers reach the right talent faster – that’s why we’ve created a new integration with Indeed, the world’s #1 job site1.

Powerful Deal Closers — When You Positively Must Land a Candidate (Read @ ERE)
There are few things more frustrating to a hiring manager or recruiter than having an in-demand top candidate who you have fought hard to sell reject your offer at the last minute. However, if you are willing to go the extra mile, there are some powerful deal closers or sweeteners that you should consider. These deal closers aren’t cheap or easy, but I have seen each of them work amazingly well.

Google worker says manager drove him out (Read @ HR Dive)
A 72-year-old former Google employee has sued the company, claiming he experienced numerous instances of age-based harassment, discrimination and intimidation according to court documents posted by Forbes. Rodney Broome alleged a laundry list of insults and threats by his supervisor who said Broome was “in retirement mode” and would “be leaving soon.” The supervisor also made comments to others, directing them, for example to “go tell Grandpa to pick up the pace.”

The Dangers of Hiring for Cultural Fit (Read @ WSJ)
Employers often aim to hire people they think will be a good fit, but their efforts can easily veer into a ditch where new hires all look, think and act alike

How to Hire Freelancers & Thrive in the 1099 Economy (Read @ Glassdoor)
Freelancers abound: writers, translators, editors, marketing strategists, researchers, graphic designers, engineers and paralegals are some examples of the myriad professionals available for hire on a contract basis. Employing a freelancer can be a strategic solution for enhancing, growing and streamlining your small business.

Recruiting Gen Z Talent Is a Lot Harder Than You Think (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
They’re young, they’re hip, and they’re entering your workforce. That’s right, we’re talking about Generation Z! And unlike its Millennial counterpart, this generation is utterly destroying the way you recruit. Are you prepared to hire this generation? If not, we’ve got some insights for you!

Use STAR Interview Questions to Make Hires in a Tight Market Without Sacrificing Quality (Read @ Recruiter.com)
There are more than 7 million open jobs across the US, according to the Department of Labor. While the historically low unemployment rate gives workers plenty to celebrate, it also places significant restraints on business growth.

You probably saw the headline from Amazon: “Hiring 30,000!” Let’s face it, Amazon is a rocketship. I’m not actually surprised they have 30,000 openings, but I am surprised that they only got 200,000 applications!

Don’t Miss This HR.com Webinar:  Evelate Your Employment Brand with Recruitment Marketing

iRecruit will be taking part in HR.com’s Recruitment Marketing webinar series on Recruitment Marketing: Attracting and Nurturing Talented Prospects. We’ll be hosting Elevate Your Employer Brand with Recruitment Marketing on October 8th at 11:00am Eastern Time.

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