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Grab Some Sunscreen and Throw On Those Shades, We Have the Hottest Recruiting Blogs of Summer ’16!

Summer is in full swing and there is nothing like kicking back in a lawn chair and getting your read on! As you go about your summer reading, take a few minutes to catch up on some of our best content from 2016 so far. From practical recruiting tips and industry trends, to recruiting compliance and so on, we have you covered with the hottest recruiting blogs of the summer! Grab some shade, a nice big glass of lemonade, and get your recruiter on!


Newton was founded by recruiters. We don’t just talk this stuff, we have lived it for decades. From our experiences, we have formulated some pretty cool perspectives and developed deep insights. We consider ourselves a thought-leader in the recruiting industry and we are always happy to share our guidance to fellow hiring professionals. Below is some of our best guidance from the past half year:

The Real Cost of a Bad Hire
5 Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates
3 Key Traits of a Successful Recruiter
Complexity in the Application Process Leads to Poor Candidate Experience, High Candidate Drop-Off Rates


Recruiting (and the larger HR world in general) has seen massive disruption over the past decade. To stay competitive, you need to be at the forefront of innovation. We research all of the latest news and trends to keep you prepared for what lies ahead. To add to this, we provide cutting-edge technology that allows you to easily adapt.

Get Prepared. Hard to Fill Jobs Will Only Get Harder.
Newton Recruiting Insights – Top 3 Recruiting Priorities of 2016
Newton Recruiting Insights – HR Certifications
Newton Recruiting Insights – Attendance Trends for Recruiting and HR Conferences


It is the elephant in the room. Recruitment compliance. No one likes to address it, but it is at the front of everyone’s mind. The compliance landscape for recruiting and hiring is constantly changing. Furthermore, there is so much minutiae that needs to be tracked and reported on, no reasonable person can manage it all. At Newton, we are here to help. To start, we provide you with the resources that you need to stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations. Beyond this, we offer industry leading EEOC/OFCCP compliance to keep your hiring practices safe and protect you from risk.

Tracking Applicant Flow Data for OFCCP Compliance
The Guide to OFCCP Compliance for Federal Contractors – 2016
“Ban the Box” Developments Add Further Regulations to HR Compliance
President Obama’s DOL Overtime Rule Explained

Mobile Recruiting

In parallel with the recruiting revolution, the mobile revolution has also taken hold. Now, 9 in 10 candidates use their smartphone to search for jobs (equating to 1 billion mobile job searches each month amongst Americans). To meet these users where they are at, you need to offer mobile-friendly applications. This is key to provide an enjoyable candidate experience and reduce candidate drop-off rates.

Mobile Revolution Makes Mobile Apply a Must for Employers
Mobile Recruiting – An EEO and Workplace Diversity Juggernaut
6 Rules For Mobile Optimized Recruiting

Choosing Recruiting Software

The HR Tech industry is complicated. There are so many different applicant tracking system providers and every other one will promise you the world. To help you break through the noise and provide some unbiased (our ATS is pretty cool though!) guidance, we have put together some comprehensive buying guides covering what to look for when choosing amongst different ATSs.

Choosing an Applicant Tracking System to Promote OFCCP and EEO Compliance
8 Steps to Choosing the Right Applicant Tracking System

Expert Q&A’s

Although we like to think of ourselves as experts, the truth is we don’t know everything. We have no problem admitting this, and whenever the opportunity presents itself for us to gain valuable insights from an expert in our industry, we are going to take it. Whether it be customers, partners, or Paycor associates, it makes no difference to us as long as the information provides some value to those in our iindustry.
Considering an HR Certification? An HR Veteran Offers Her Insights

Newton User Q&A – What To Expect From an OFCCP Audit

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