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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

Five Ways To Reach and Engage Passive Candidates Using iRecruit (iRecruit Blog)
Companies seeking to purchase a new applicant tracking software are often looking for ways to improve current processes, and become more efficient.

Collaborative Recruiting — Making ‘Every Employee a Recruiter’ Improves Hiring Results (Read @ ERE)
Top firms use collaborative recruiting because it “turns every employee into a recruiter” and a brand ambassador. Expanding involvement also improves hiring results and lightens recruiter workloads. If you haven’t heard about this increasingly popular approach, collaborative recruiting (aka team hiring) is where you purposely expand both employee and manager roles throughout the recruiting process.

Monster: 85% of recruiters say candidates exaggerate skills (Read @ HR Dive)
Recruiters generally are confident about finding qualified candidates, according to a new report. In fact, 95% of respondents to Monster’s 2019 State of the Recruiter survey said they feel good about their ability to find qualified candidates, and most think the active candidates they find are qualified, but 85% said candidates exaggerate skills and proficiencies on their resumes.

Study: Hiring Managers Discriminate on the Basis of Class (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
It’s not just where you grew up but how you grew up that influences your speech–and hiring managers take a mental note about it, according to a new study that will be soon published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

WHAT IS THE BEST DAY TO POST YOUR JOB? (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
It’s a blocking and tackling-type of a question in talent acquisition and recruiting, right? Most of us believe it’s part science and part art. “Well, Tim, that all depends on…”No, it doesn’t. It depends on data and the Appcast data from their 2019 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report says this.

Side Gigs Are Great for Boosting Résumés, Says Majority of Recruiters (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
As more American workers take to the gig economy to supplement their income, many recruiters are coming out in favor of side gigs, saying the skills and experiences learned through this extra work are a great boost for candidates’ résumés.

Avoid a Screening Lawsuit – Best Practices for Disclosure and Authorization Forms (iRecruit Blog)
Because background screenings are closely regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it’s important to ensure compliance. One of the most common screening mistakes employers make is not providing a legally mandated disclosure to candidate and obtaining written consent to conduct a background check.

Tap the talent pool of youth with ‘impact hiring’ (Read @ HR Morning)
The quest to hire entry level employees – and retain them – is one of the toughest recruiting challenges HR professionals are facing.


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