Google’s New Applicant Tracking System Adds New Clients

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We just saw 2 new companies using the new Google Hire applicant tracking system: Alertus Technologies and College Chefs. This continues the new Google ATS’s growth we wrote about in the Top ATS Annual Report (2017). The Google Hire ATS job listings page at this point is a simple listing of “Current Openings” by department (see below. And… Read more »

10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2017

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Here are 10 examples of job ads worth looking at, whether you are revamping your own or just looking for creative job ad ideas. Last year Ongig published 10 Awesome Job Descriptions and we are already seeing many companies (big and small) making vast improvements to their job ads which show you just how fast they are evolving…. Read more »

10 SEO Tips for Writing Job Descriptions

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When you write a job description, you are not just writing it for the candidate, you are also writing it for Google, Bing, Indeed and any other search engine out there who can send traffic to your job pages. Writing for the search engines is a key part of SEO Recruitment (search engine optimization (SEO)…. Read more »

Indeed Interactive 2017 Top Tweets and Insights

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Indeed Interactive 2017, one of the top talent acquisition conferences of the year, just concluded. Here are some top #IndeedInteractive tweets including valuable insight and data on the current outlook of the talent acquisition industry. There’s gold in these, enjoy! Think of candidates as consumers and focus your job postings more on selling them the… Read more »

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017)

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Welcome to Ongig’s 2017 Top Applicant Tracking System Annual Report! Here are the main sections of the report and below that is the report itself chock full of ATS data, charts and insights. Enjoy! A list of the top 99 applicant tracking systems by market share as of April 30, 2017 The top ATS systems by volume of job… Read more »

Applicant Tracking System Pricing

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As Elaine Davidson recently shared with us in Ongig’s How to Select a New Applicant Tracking System Guide, she has seen Applicant Tracking System pricing vary from $60,000 (US) to a “multiple six-figure investment” per year. Even startup companies will often spend $10,000+ per year on their ATS system. Here are a few terrific resources we’ve… Read more »

5 Ways to Make 7-Figures as a Talent Acquisition Leader

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VPs of Talent Acquisition can pull down $185K to $300K per year salary, according to Glassdoor and some anecdotal chats with people I know. But I’ve got TA friends who make 7 figures per year (or the annual equivalent over a 5 period (e.g $5 million+ over 5 years). How do they do it? Here… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Turn Every Employee into a Recruiter

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A core belief of mine, and Ongig’s, is that every employee should be a recruiter. Some of us call this ‘Employee Branding’ and others call it employee advocacy. If you don’t believe in the power of employee branding, check out the 12 Killer Facts on “Employee Branding” article I wrote recently. That’s why in 2010, when… Read more »

Amazon Has $1.2 million in Market Value per Employee to Attract Talent

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Thanks to “Larry the Recruiter” of Management and Capital Partners for pointing out this interesting video from NYU Marketing Professor Scott Galloway.  Amazon is notorious for de-prioritizing profits and instead focusing on growth. Professor Galloway makes the point that Amazon’s sacrifice of profits has boosted its market value so much that Amazon now has 10X the market value… Read more »

How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract the Right “Persona”

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  In a society flooded with job applicants and a low unemployment rate, I look for any edge I can get when writing job descriptions.  I have a policy to write my job descriptions at least as well as a candidate writes their resume! But reorganizing and updating an outdated, stiff job description is no easy task…. Read more »

SHRM Talent Management Conference 2017 Summary

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Recently, HR and talent conferences have been coming fast and furious with SHRM Talent being the latest. Designed specifically for recruitment and talent pros, the SHRM Talent Management Conference shows the tools, resources, innovations and solutions needed to evolve human capital strategies. Here are some of the top tweets we found from the conference:  … Read more »

3 New Tools to Help You Write More Diverse Job Descriptions

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I want to give a quick-shout-out to 3 new tools to help you write job descriptions that attract a more diverse team. I found them helpful for things like word choice and organization, and some even address the underlying psychology of job descriptions.   Unitive Unitive is a new online platform created to streamline the hiring process for… Read more »

ERE Recruiting Conference 2017 Top Tweets & Insights

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The ERE Recruiting Conference 2017 spring session recently concluded and we wanted to give you some of the top insights and takeaways. The conference was focused specifically on talent acquisition strategy, technology, and leadership while also learning to create and leverage relationships within the HR industry. Here are some of the top tweets from great… Read more »

Top HR Conferences 2017

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If you’re looking for a comprehensive updated list of top recruiting and HR conferences, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for talent acquisition specific conferences Ongig just published the Top Talent Acquisition Conferences 2017. Note: Conferences are listed in chronological order. List is updated periodically. 2017 HR People and Strategy Annual Conference (Apr…. Read more »

5 of the Best Talent Community Opt-In Pages

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Creating a Talent Community opt-in on your careers page and job descriptions is one of many ways to build a talent pipeline. Once you have an opt-in in place you can use 5 Easy Ways to Build a Killer Talent Community for some advance strategy. Here are some companies that have dedicated a whole page to the… Read more »