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Monster 5 for Friday: Talent War Edition

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College students across the county are rejoicing: after several years of reduced post-college career opportunities for the emerging workforce, the college graduate class of 2012 has better job prospects. It’s great news for our economy and our youth, but it makes recruiters’ jobs harder. Companies across the country are trying to gobble up the brightest and most creative minds in the graduating class through company branding, perks and outreach strategies. The War for Talent is back on.

The emerging workforce gives hiring managers and recruiters a great pool of prospects with fresh ideas, eager to contribute and learn the ropes. This week, we put our graduation thinking caps on while scouring the web to deliver the top 5 articles on recruiting and developing star employees:

5. Many new graduates are answering the call of duty and vying for jobs that offer promise of a social impact. In a Business Week Q&A, Teach for America CEO Wendy Kopp talks about hiring for one of the most competitive nonprofits in America.

4. What are some of the top covetable tech skills in the big data talent war? Information Week has the Top 10 Analytics Job Trends.

3. Talent Culture’s #TChat asks the question: “is recruiting tied to retention?” The answer: a resounding “yes.”

2. Is your organization struggling to fill the talent pool? Forbes contributor Jack Zenger suggests that your company consider developing women within your organization.

1. HR Examiner’s John Sumser lays out the nine employment branding buckets that you should keep in mind when planning your outreach and messaging strategy.

Thanks for reading! We’ll see you next Friday for another roundup of some of the best recruiting articles from around the web.

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