Weekly Roundup: Top Headlines in Talent Acquisition, Jan. 19, 2018

Posted by The ConveyIQ Team

Welcome back to another ConveyIQ Weekly Roundup. Here’s the latest news and updates that made headlines in the HR community this week.
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This week was packed with predictions for 2018 and how to actually act upon plans for the year. Recruiting industry insights allude to trends for the year and tips for making great hires!


Here’s How To Make Sure You Don’t Hire A Toxic Worker
It’s not always easy to spy a toxic candidate when hiring decisions are based purely on just a few conversations. Aside from analyzing interview question responses, Dianna Booher shares why hiring managers and recruiters should be aware of a candidate’s body language and tone. Opinions and comments from references can also be very revealing in evaluating a candidate’s character and work ethic. Keep an eye out for red flags like too much sarcasm and their manners, for example.


Automation, Text Messaging, and Lagging Confidence Showcase Hottest Recruiting Trends for 2018
Text messaging is on the rise in popularity for communicating with candidates, largely with Millennials and Generation Z candidates. Other emerging trends from the North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report include automation and more reliance on freelance worker hiring platforms.


Want Great Talent? Recruiters Must Get Past the Industry Experience Trap
Hiring managers can easily focus on a candidate’s background during interviews, specifically their industry experience. Author Johnny Torrance-Nesbitt explains why depending on industry experience, though, can detract recruiting teams from making smart hiring decisions. Of course, industry experience is nice, but it definitely should not disqualify strong candidates from job consideration, mostly because industry knowledge is a learned skill.


Millennials Are Ready To Be Leaders: Here's How They're Doing It
Millennials have been taking over the workforce for a while, but now they are moving into more leadership and management roles at organizations. To some, this may seem scary for the young folks to take over, but the traits that largely define millennials are fantastic attributes for leadership roles. Many desire autonomy in their careers and have plenty of confidence in their abilities. They also crave feedback, flexibility and technology advancement, which can lend well to organization progress.

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