It’s been an eventful week in the world of recruiting and HR. We look at the increasing number of new jobs in the market, a light-hearted analysis of the most ridiculous interview answers and tips to become a top-notch employer.

Let’s begin with the statistics confirming the rapid increase of new jobs in the month of February 2017.

Almost 500,000 New Jobs Added in the Year 2017

That’s not all – unemployment saw a dip to 4.7 percent. Exact figures amount to 473,000 since the beginning of the new year. Comparing the same months to 2016, saw only 236,000 new jobs. As far as recruiters are concerned, results indicate the recruiting difficulty index went to by 8.8 points in the services sector and 8.9 points in the manufacturing sector.

You can have a detailed look at some very interesting stats here.

The Most Ridiculous Job Interviews Ever?

Interviews. They can be scary for candidates. But what about the people on the other side of the table. The recruiters looking for the best candidates out there. With candidates under so much pressure to get it right in their interviews, it sure guarantees a lot of ‘interesting’ situations for the recruiters.

This article looks at some of the most ridiculous answers given by candidates. It’s a fun read!

How To Become A Top Choice Employer?

With the economy rising up again, recruiters find it harder than ever to attract and retain top talent. Salary packages can be a good incentive to pull in great talent, but there’s only so much that you can do as a business.

Moreover, another way is to focus on your business operations and work out creative solutions that increase the likelihood of your business to attract strong talent. Read tips on how to become a top choice employer.

That’s a wrap on this week! Subscribe to our blog today if you want to be updated with the latest recruiting and HR news, tips and insights.

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