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Your Recruitment News and Gossip Roundup, Or, When a Candidate Put Down ‘God’ As a Referral

Recruitment news and gossipAh, yes — a lot has happened this past week in the world of recruitment — and we don’t want you to miss any of it. From a candidate listing ‘God’ as a referral on a resume, to a call to CEOs to be more loving to employees, this week has had its ups and downs. Let’s take a moment to savor the last moments of this past week’s recruitment news and gossip before Monday takes over.

We created a brand new e-book for you — did you know? Well, we did, and it’s called Referral Madness. It’s all about how you can build a better, smarter employee referral program to get quality employees — and more of them — in the door. Download it now (it’s free!).

Enough about us — let’s talk about ice cream. Mmm, ice cream. Dairy Queen just launched a “Good Morning America  Blizzard.” It’s mocha chip with bananas — think that’s a healthy start to the morning? If not, what would you suggest?

Okay, on to more serious matters, like love. One executive coach tells CEOs they need to use that oh-so-powerful four-letter word more. Do you agree, or do you think it’s a bunch of (insert another four-letter word here)? Since we’re getting personal, what makes candidates and other users “Like” your brand on Facebook? You may be surprised.

Microsoft employees had a funeral for its competitor’s mobile devices — was it in poor taste or good for employee morale? Speaking of employee morale, Dilbert poked fun at some companies’ social media strategies (or lack thereof) — can you relate?

Recruiters are “going big” in recruiting new hires, and one person says Gen Y suffers from another big thing — their egos.

On The Hiring Site, we addressed the sometimes-mystery of niche job sites (as well as what “niche” really means). What do these niche job sites do? Why should you care? How can they help you find candidates in your specialized market?  Don’t worry, we cover it all here.

Sexual harassment in the workplace happens in the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, too, and while trying to hypnotize an HR manager into hiring you may not be harassment, it’s certainly strange. Employers (fondly?) recall the most memorable things they’ve seen on candidate resumes — including the one in the headline of this blog post. What’s the strangest thing you’ve come across on a resume — can you top these?

All right, now you’re free to go get that third cup of coffee.

Amy K. McDonnell

About Amy K. McDonnell

Originally hailing from Ohio, Amy is the editorial manager on the content services team and has been with both CareerBuilder and the city of Chicago for nearly a decade. She writes on a range of recruitment topics on The Hiring Site, striving to bring a dose of clarity and humor to sometimes complicated issues around employee attraction, engagement and retention. When she's not working, Amy spends as much time as possible reading, pretending to be a chef, writing short stories, eating Nutella out of the jar, waiting for CTA buses and trains, going to see her favorite bands live, and spending time with people who inspire and challenge her.


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