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#Well that (war for talent) escalated quickly
The war for talent has reached a new peak with economists reporting a zero unemployment rate in the U.S. (and Germany is not too far away from that either). As it's becoming harder and harder to find excellent new people (well hello, every recruiter's struggle) it may be worth investing (a lot) more in retaining the current ones. This article has some pointers for you on how to do that.
#Storytelling for Recruiters
This piece on candidate experience outlines the dos and dont's of the hiring process and points out the dissuasive signals you may be inadvertently sending to your candidates with the story that your recruiting process is telling.
This extensive compilation of insightful facts & figures is a little older (January 2017) but by no means outdated and just too informative and simply good to not share with you. All (and by all, I really mean ALL) the recruiting stats you will ever need - neatly presented with sources and graphics. Fingers crossed they release an update to this in January 2018. Will keep you posted.