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ZipRecruiter Offers Easy Solution to Recruiters Weary of Long-Term Unemployed
(October 25, 2011)
Recent weeks have been marked by debate regarding President Obama's proposal to prohibit discrimination against applicants based on their employment status. Spurring the debate is a nationwide trend toward hiring only those who are currently employed, with some hiring firms going so far as to include "Unemployed Need Not Apply" within their job listings. Numerous other organizations, while not publicizing their policies so overtly, reportedly dismiss applicants who have been out of work for more than two months.
With the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor placing the number of unemployed at 14 million, the aforementioned hiring policies are sounding alarms for those worried about additional barriers facing the short- and long-term unemployed of America. Those defending the hiring policy maintain that it serves as an effective and time-saving screening measure. They cite the need to easily screen the overwhelming volume of applicants that has resulted from hard economic times, as well as their concern over skill atrophy in the long-term unemployed.
ZipRecruiter, a simple online job posting service, offers a quick and effective solution to the problem employers face, a customizable online interview for applicants.
"One of the most successful recruiters I know has a series of questions that he asks all of his job candidates to fill out," explains ZipRecruiter co-founder Will Redd. "It's a great way to screen out the unqualified people, and helps the good candidates demonstrate their skills to a potential employer before they ever meet."
ZipRecruiter took this idea and made its online candidate screening feature, which allows hiring managers to place real-world business questions directly into the online application. Responses provide an easy and efficient way to assess applicant knowledge, thereby weeding out unqualified job seekers without discriminating against the long-term unemployed or unknowingly missing a top candidate. It's a win-win for recruiters and job seekers alike.
ZipRecruiter enables companies to post to over 20 of the web's biggest job boards with a single submission and vet all applicants through simple-to-setup online interviews. Hiring personnel can toggle between applicants' answers and resumes online as they collaborate to rate and select the best candidate.
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