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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.

New Report: 7 Predictions on How Recruiting Will Be Different in 2025 (Read @ LinkedIn)
If you’re in recruiting today, your job will be very different in 5 years — even if you keep the exact same job title. That’s because the role of recruiting itself is evolving, according to a new report from LinkedIn called The Future of Recruiting: 7 Ways Your Role Will Change.

BLS Jobs Report Predictions for October 2019 (Read @ ZipRecruiter)
On Friday, November 1, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will provide another update on the health of the labor market. Job growth has been slowing in recent months and the October jobs report is likely to show much smaller gains than usual, for three reasons.

Better Manage Your Online Reputation to Attract Talent (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Employer branding has become a hot topic in the recruiting and HR world. An “employer brand” describes an employer’s reputation as a place to work, and its employee value proposition, as opposed to the more general corporate brand reputation and value proposition it presents to its customers.

Millennials seek meaning at work — and employers can help (Read @ HR Dive)
Ninety percent of millennials in a recent study said it was either “somewhat important” or “very important” to them that their work have a positive impact on the world. The study from Olivet Nazarene University asked 2,024 people about the importance of meaningful work.

Ghosting (iRecruit Blog)
It’s Halloween 🎃 👻🎃, and 2019 has been the year of, well, many things, but #Ghosting applicants has certainly dominated recruiting headlines all year long. The phenomenon where applicants, and in some cases even new hires seem to go radio silent on you after their application has been driving employers crazy, and increasing time to hire and in some cases causing major delays in projects.

Do You Consider Yourself to Be Lucky? (Read @ ERE)
We still make hiring decisions based on likability. That’s why we make bad hires. I talk about effective interviewing with Robert Davis, the CEO of Communities for Cause and a seasoned CEO and entrepreneur.

Was with an SVP of a pretty cool company a couple of months back and he lamented what he considers to be a broken recruiting strategy – hiring former jocks for sales positions. He considered the approach broken due to the track record of the “usual suspects” his company hired for AE spots – former jocks – but outlined that the primary reason for the systematic failure of the AEs in question was their intellectual capacity to pull off a consultative-style sale.


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