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Five Things You Need To Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Erin Borgerson on August 16, 2013

What a week! With kids already back to school, the buzz around HR this week has focused on the next class of hireable graduates! In this week's 5 Things You Need to Know, we zone in on Millennials, background checks, texting candidates, and rebranding our job boards. TGIF!

1. Retain your Millennials describe the image

On the popular HR site, Blogging4Jobs, Heather Huhman recently wrote about the difficulty in retaining millennials employees. Many managers are struggling with keeping millennials engaged, and Huhman addresses these concerns with 5 ways to help you retain millennial employees.

The 5 different ways touches on social media efforts, promoting an engaging culture, motivating millennials, and not limiting their boundaries. To read the entire article click here.

2. Want to communicate with talent? Text em.

communicate with candidates

Can you believe that at one time you actually communicated with candidates via phone? Steve Boese's latest blog post on his HR Technology website touches on the fact that 18-30 year olds are sending thousands of texts per month. 

Boese states: "When people receive a text, they generally reply. And the sheer volumes of messages being sent by members of the 18-34 year old age range both indicate that more and more texting (or similar short, disposable communications tools), will need to become a tool in your toolbox if you want and need to effectively connect with people."

Time to ask permission to text you candidates! To read the full article click here.

3. Always Run a Background Check

This is a "DUH!" statement. Hireology tells every user to always always verify your candidates, however some people still don't run background checks. In this TLNT article written by Mike Kappel, he explains why it always pays to run background checks considering 53% of resumes contains some sort of falsification. 

Want reasons why you need to background check? Kappel says owe it to your customers, employees, and business to verify every team member. We couldn't agree more Mike! To read the full article, click here.

4. Rebranding Job Boardsdescribe the image

"Content is king," says Matthew Charney, author of the latest ere.net post titled Rebranding Job Boards. He's right, content makes the internet function and anyone who says job boards are declining clearly has never seen Hireology's data of where the most applicants come from. 

Charney discusses the potential for the entire $80 billion dollar recruiting industry collapsing if job boards were no more. That seems pretty scary. His argument expands to LinkedIn and job board aggregators. Want to read the entire article? Click here. 

5. Hiring Mistakes. YAY!

Everyone loves reading about everyone else's hiring mistakes. In this Inc.com post, Lee Colan, addresses 5 more common hiring mistakes! Colan touches on the fact that many hiring managers only listen to words, neglect preparation, ignore legal requirements, and give in to pressure.

Want to see how you measure up to his common hiring mistakes? Read the full article here. 

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About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.