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Recruiting News Roundup #FridayReads

Happy Friday – you made it through another week dominated by COVID-19 news! Take a look at this week’s must read articles for recruiters, hiring managers and everyone in between:

iRecruit Customers Can Now Differentiate Their “remote” and “work from home” Jobs on Indeed.com
iRecruit has added new settings to support differentiating “remote” and “work from home” jobs on Indeed.com. This new option will work for your organic (free) posts, and for sponsored (paid) posts to Indeed.com.

How Recruiters Are Stepping Up in Tough Times — and What You Can Do Too (Read @ LinkedIn Talent Blog)
These days, people around the world are reaching out to one another in beautiful ways. From delivering groceries to elderly neighbors to funding taxi rides for healthcare workers, we’re seeing an outpouring of heartwarming responses to those directly impacted by the coronavirus.

Legal Column: Devising New Hiring Criteria Based on COVID-19? Read This First. (Read @ ERE)
It’s like we’re in the upside-down right now. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently letting employers ask questions that would normally bring an employer to EEOC jail, like, “What’s your temperature?” or “Have you been diagnosed with a disease?” Employers can even withdraw a job offer just because a candidate has COVID-19. It’s so weird! And for recruiters, it just might get weirder.

Expert Tips for Successfully Onboarding Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis (Read @ HR Daily Advisor)
Some businesses and organizations are at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, but for those still operating, now is the best time to keep your training initiatives in play.

What forms do you automatically include with iConnect?
iConnect is iRecruit’s paperless electronic onboarding module which lets employers move to a 100% paperless hiring process. There’s actually not any limit to how many new hire documents that can be included. On average our customers will have between 15-30 documents that are included, the actual number varies by industry.

WOTC Questions: What is the definition of a new hire? Are rehires eligible for WOTC? (Read @ WOTC Blog)
CMS Says: A new hire is someone you are bringing onboard to your company for the first time. Anyone who has worked for your company previously, no matter how long ago, is considered a rehire, and is ineligible for WOTC credits.

Flexibility and Continuity: Could Recruiting Be Perfect the Career for Veterans and Their Loved Ones? (Read @ Recruiter.com)
When Dr. Maureen F. Linton’s friend retired from the US Navy, he faced a dilemma. “He was rapidly discharged and directed to write his resume in order to get a job,” Linton explains. “The trouble was, having entered the Navy at age 18, he had zero experience in resume writing, even after building a superior career as a Navy SEAL.”

Coronavirus has created a high-stakes moment for companies and their reputations (Read/Listen @ The Globe and Mail)
We’re living in an era where heroes and villains are instantly made, and people are swiftly cast as leaders or bumblers – and this was even before the novel coronavirus changed the way we live.

How to Recruit When Hiring Is on Hold (Read @ SHRM)
Employers have suddenly gone from frantically trying to find scarce talent to pumping the brakes on hiring.

6 stories on the state of internships (Read @ HR Dive)
March and April are normally exciting months full of summer internship prep. But the COVID-19 pandemic changed that reality, leaving both employers and would-be interns in the lurch.


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