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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:

I ask candidates their salary expectations and don’t feel bad about it (Read @ Ask a Manager)
You regularly talk about how inappropriate it is for employers to ask candidates about their salary expectations without giving any salary information out themselves.

The Next Great Employee Benefit: A Better Office (Read @ TLNT)
Employees now demand a seamless digital experience between their private and professional lives.

Here Are 5 Signs That a Candidate is ‘The One’ (Read @ LinkedIn)
So, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to highlight some creative ways candidates have instantly won recruiters’ hearts. These are all real examples — and they’re the stuff Hallmark cards are made of.

Smallest U.S. Firms Struggle to Find Workers (Read @ Wall Street Journal)
The number of people working at small companies essentially didn’t budge last year, even as larger businesses continued to expand their payrolls for a record 10th straight year.

The job market is hot. So why are half of U.S. grads missing out? (Read @ LA Times)
Millions of Americans are seeing little return from their expensive college degrees — even in today’s hot job market.

A Candidate Bill of Rights (Read @ ERE)
The United States is experiencing a 50-year low in unemployment — meaning we’re in a candidate’s market. Yet still, companies are looking for people to jump through hoops, prove their commitment, and sometimes provide free work before even receiving a job offer.

Is Hourly Recruiting More Difficult Than IT Recruiting? (Read @ Fistful of Talent)
Let’s say you were an alien. You came to earth in your spaceship, the first person you met was me, and decided you want to be a recruiter just like me! So, I told you to go to some recruiting conferences and check out the profession and we would talk once you returned.

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