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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

Before Hiring That Candidate, Imagine Them Failing. Here’s Why. (Read @ Forbes)
The reason to hire a candidate is because they are the best person for the job. But after completing a candidate’s interview process, there are pressures that can influence you to hire them when perhaps you shouldn’t. You may feel pressure to fill the position because it has been open longer than intended.

How to write an effective LinkedIn recruitment InMail (Read @ HR Dive)
We’ve all received cold messages on LinkedIn. Most aren’t exactly planned or well-written and, in many cases, recruitment attempts on the platform are downright terrible. But if you’re set on using InMail yourself, there are ways to set yourself apart.

How to Write a Job Post in 2020 (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
January is a boon time for recruiters. Following the winter holiday season, many employees embrace the new year to change jobs and embark on a fresh challenge.

How Nontraditional Candidates Can Give You a Competitive Edge (Read @ Glassdoor)
In our hyper-competitive economy, a recalibration of hiring strategies may be just what is needed for companies to innovate better, prop up the bottom line and expand market share. While there are many creative ways to reinvigorate hiring, one particular path to consider exploring is hiring nontraditional candidates.

iRecruit Provides EEOC Reporting / AAP Reporting in an Easy-To-Use ATS
At iRecruit, Applicant Tracking and Electronic Onboarding, we frequently hear from new customers, and potential customers attending webinars or demos about what their challenges are with recruiting and hiring. One of the most common challenges we have heard over the years is the ability to stay in compliance. It can be such a headache, especially when you have to collect data manually. This is from a recent person who attended a demo.

Would You Hire Someone With Typos on a Résumé? (Read @ ERE)
“I hired someone with three typos on their résumé. She was the most detailed-oriented person I’ve ever worked with. I hired someone without a college degree. He was way smarter, innovative, and creative than me.” TEDx and keynote speaker and author of You Can’t Do That at Work, Natasha Bowman, recently posted that on LinkedIn. Since then, the post went viral, garnering more than 8,3000 comments.

Make the Offer Letter Memorable With These Tactics (Read @ Indeed)
When we think of inspirational quotes, memes come to mind: those with bold, aspirational phrases such as “believe and succeed.” These may be cliché, but one inspirational statement rings true when it comes to the recruiting offer letter: “They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

O Canada: US Companies Struggling With Talent Shortages Should Look North for Inspiration (Read @ Recruiter.com)
With the country in the midst of an unprecedented streak of full employment, there are more employers looking for talent than there are candidates seeking jobs in the United States. It’s a good problem to have if you’re a politician, but if you’re a recruiter tasked with filling open positions for American companies, the struggle is real.

A 30-Minute Commute Is All Most People Are Willing to Take (Read @ SHRM)
We all kind of know this fact. Once you get more than 30 minutes away from your job, no matter how you actually come into work, it starts to feel like a chore. You begin to hate the commute. Doesn’t matter if you drive, take a train, walk, etc. 30 minutes, one-way, is our max!

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