In case you missed it: May 18
Posted by: Matt Rivera
After returning from Interop Las Vegas, I spent much of this week catching up on emails and reflecting on what I learned at the event regarding companies’ IT staffing challenges. I also reviewed the staffing and recruiting headlines that I missed. Here is a recap of some of the latest news.
The Hiring Site: Think You Can Spot A Fake Resume?
According to a CareerBuilder survey, 38 percent of employees have embellished their job responsibilities, and 18 percent have lied about their skills. These statistics — and the recent resume embellishment issue at Yahoo — serve as a reminder to recruiters and hiring managers about the importance of due diligence during the talent acquisition process. In this article from The Hiring Site, Mary Lorenz offers six ways to ensure candidates are presenting legitimate information, such as performing standard background checks and using social networking websites as a research tool.
Anita Bruzzese believes that in an improving economy, workers will not only
begin to seek larger salaries, but will also jump to companies where they can grow their individual talents. Bruzzese says that today’s workers are “more aware than ever that they need to keep their skills up to date if they want to stay viable in the marketplace.” For companies that might be struggling to find employees with the right skills, being aware of what attracts workers to a new position can help secure — or retain — the talent that they need to succeed.
The Fordyce Letter: How Techies Use Social Media And How That Can Help You
TLNT contributor Lance Haun looks at a recent report about the industrial use of social media and extracts the findings that are applicable to recruiting tech-savvy candidates. Haun suggests considering Google+ might be a tool to engage the tech community and also stresses that creating content is a key to social media success. For more on this social media recruiting vein, I suggest my colleague Joel Capperella’s post about creating content in line with your employment narrative.