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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday, it’s the last Friday of 2019! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters:

One-Year Extension of Work Opportunity Tax Credit Is Only a Start (Read @ SHRM)
The end-of-year spending and tax extension package signed into law on Dec. 20 extended the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) through the end of 2020. If the credit had been allowed to expire at the end of 2019, employers would have lost an incentive to hire disadvantaged employees. But passing legislation to make the WOTC permanent is still needed, supporters of the credit say.

7 Ways to Be a Better Recruiter in 2020 (Or Maybe Not!) (Read @ ERE)
Let’s begin with the best part about being a recruiter: flexibility. You may have unusual hours and a less predictable workflow than other professionals, but you also have a lot of power and choice over how you spend your time.

Study: The Old Boys Network is Real and Explains Part of the Pay Gap (Read @ Evil HR Lady)
Schmooze your way to success. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. And, it turns out, it’s not what you do, but who your manager is.

Job Description: “Women don’t do well here.” (Read @ Inc.)
When you’re hiring a tough to fill role, it is essential to be honest about the struggles you’ll face in it. Ascend Medical does an excellent job of explaining what is difficult in this job as a hospitalist in Bullhead City, Arizona. “I would say our physicians get called 2 to 3 times a night but don’t always have to come back.”

Why Women Aren’t Applying to Your Job Posts (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Does your organization struggle with achieving a relatively normal gender balance in the workplace? If you’re trying to recruit in a way that will attract women to the workforce but aren’t having the results you expected, there may be a few more things you can try to achieve a more balanced result.

Properly Spotting Talent During The Hiring Process (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)
It’s no secret that the recruiting process is often time-consuming, frustrating and expensive for HR leaders, job recruiters and talent scouts. Finding and attracting the right talent requires time and resources, multifaceted advertising, and in-depth resume reviews — just to start the process.

A small tech company tried it all to stop employee turnover. Only one thing worked (Read @ CNBC)
Most companies don’t like to admit they have any turnover. For years I didn’t, either. We have always been an employee-focused company that has done everything in our power to hold on to our employees, building what I thought was a great culture.

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