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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

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

The Weird and Wacky Job Titles of 2019 (Read @ Indeed)
Too weird or not too weird? That is the question. Whether ‘tis smarter to slap some really crazy buzzword in your job descriptions to stand out or to keep them clear and down to earth…

Can I Have an Internal Only iConnect Form? (iRecruit blog)
At iRecruit we get many questions sent in by customers. We thought we would share some of the questions with you on our blog. iConnect is an add-on module for iRecruit Applicant Tracking Software that allows you to communicate with candidates and new hires. iConnect eliminates (or vastly reduces) the paper-heavy aspect of hiring.

LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Shares His Take on What the Future Holds for Talent Professionals (Read @ LinkedIn)
Recruiting is evolving — and fast. To gain a clearer picture of what’s to come, we recently surveyed more than 2,800 recruiting professionals across 80 countries, analyzed billions of LinkedIn data points, and interviewed over a dozen global talent leaders. Based on the results, we created The Future of Recruiting Report, which outlines seven predictions for how recruiters’ roles will change over the next five years.

These words are a sign of age bias in job postings (Read @ MarketWatch)
Age discrimination in the hiring process is real, and you may even be able to spot it the next time you look at job listings.

What the “Best Companies to Work For” Do Differently (Read @ HBR)
What makes a company culture great? To explore this question, my colleague, Bill Baker and I spent the last three years researching the best places to work in the United States. As a part of our work, we selected 21 organizations known for their lustrous cultures, including Patagonia, The Motley Fool, and Edmunds.com.

Everyone needs workers with soft skills — but how do you find them? (Read @ HR Dive)
Soft skills are the new currency. The ability to interact positively with others, demonstrable intellectual curiosity and the drive to learn and grow are the basics businesses can build upon. But soft skills can be the most difficult to uncover in the recruiting process. While screening software can speed the recruiter’s path to finding the most experienced and credentialed applicants, finding the right soft skills is still a face-to-face endeavor.

5 Ways to Optimize Candidate UX, a Chronically Overlooked Aspect of Recruiting (Read @ Recruiter.com)
For a recruiting process to really deliver powerful results, the candidate’s user experience (UX) must be optimized. If you’re ready to build a hiring process that takes both the recruiter and the applicant into account, here are a few key steps to follow.

5 Candidate Nurturing Emails You Need To Steal!

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