iRecruit Newsletter April 2020

iRecruit Customer Newsletter April 2020

Charlie Works from Home

(Above) Charlie Kelly working from home.

In this issue:

  • Hiring and Onboarding During the Coronavirus Crisis
  • Reducing Turnover by Hiring STARS
  • Special Request from Indeed Regarding Inactive Job Posts
  • iRecruit Average Number of Employment Applications March 2020
  • Upcoming iRecruit Training Sessions
  • iRecruit Recent Updates
  • iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI
  • What We’re Reading


Hiring and Onboarding During the Coronavirus Crisis

Over the past month the coronavirus national emergency has impacted our lives in a way that we have never seen before. Depending on your location, “Non-essential” businesses have been forced to close, or have their employees work from home, where possible, while essential businesses have ramped up work, and hiring. Social distancing, and orders not to congregate in groups of more than two have affected us all.


Reducing Turnover by Hiring STARS

Do you have a list of the top ten reasons STAR employees would want to work for you? Just one of the questions hourly worker hiring and retention expert Mel Kleiman addresses in this extract from a recent webinar that we did with


Special Request from Indeed Regarding Inactive Job Posts

We have received the following request from At this time, it is important that feeds sent to Indeed contain only those jobs for which employers are actively hiring. You can help by taking active steps to ensure that any jobs that are not currently open or for which applicants are not currently being considered are removed from your feeds immediately.


iRecruit Average Number of Employment Applications March 2020

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iRecruit’s customers have received an average of 120 new employment applications in the month of March. This is down significantly from February, which had an average of 158, and may be a result of the Coronavirus crisis that has impacted us all. The number of applications by customer typically varies based on the number of jobs posted.


iRecruit Training in April

Join us on April 16th for iRecruit’s newest training session. Get to know the Applicant Profile page. Plus check out all the new training sessions added for 2020.


iRecruit Recent Updates

New I-9, W-4 and State Tax Withholding Forms Available in iConnect. 
New forms can be activated, and old forms inactivated under iConnect > Federal and State Forms.

Updated WOTC Portal
New and improved WOTC customer portal, track your tax credits.

Coming Soon – Texting.
Text applicants from your dashboard or applicant profile page. Will be officially announced very soon. You’re not going to want to miss this.


iRecruit Knowledgebase #ICYMI


What We’re Reading

Responding to COVID-19: Tips on Hiring Remotely (Read @ Verified First)

7 Skills That Will Help Recruiters Adapt to a Changing Business Landscape (Read @ LinkedIn)

Write a Job Description That Attracts the Right Candidate (Read @ HBR)

Mark Cuban says how companies treat workers during pandemic could define brand ‘for decades’ (Read @ CNBC)

Remote Work Resource Roundup: How to Support a Work-from-Home Team (Read @ Indeed)

Self-Isolating as a Recruiter (Read @ Undercover Recruiter)

Recruiter Job Security – Be The Last Recruiter Standing During Turmoil (Read @ Dr. John Sullivan)


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