Nationwide Increases Quality of Hire through “Realistic Job Preview”

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Nationwide Insurance has one of the most creative ways to reduce employee turnover that I’ve seen in a while. They call it a “realistic job preview” and they’re leveraging it for the customer service role at their call centers. The Nationwide realistic job preview (below) asks the candidate 10 questions through video, text and images with the applicant… Read more »

Hilton Makes 3 Clever Moves In Their Job Descriptions

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Hilton does 3 very smart things on its job descriptions to help build pipeline and increase quality of hire: Personalized Map — They provide a map on every job description showing the location of the hotel. You should also notice that your candidates picture can appear in the upper-right hand of the map thumbnail —… Read more »

5 Mistakes Your Job Search Page Might Make to Damage Your Brand

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Your company career site job search page is a vital component of the candidate experience. However, many job search pages make some common mistakes. I ran across one employer recently, Ideal Industries, whose job search page had 5 things they could fix to improve candidate experience (and increase pipeline/traffic). I don’t mean to pick on Ideal Industries: they… Read more »

A Comprehensive List of Employer of Choice Awards

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If you include an employer of choice award on your career and job pages, that is “solid social proof” as us psych-marketers like to say to attract and engage candidates. Becoming an employer of choice is tough for some but can be easy for others — there are tons of awards to win (see the list… Read more »

The Simple 3 Step Process to Employer Branding

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Wow, did you see this cool LinkedIn Share this week? It reminded me of one simple formula to an awesome employer brand is to: Hire good human beings — Make sure to hire good people as they will do good within and beyond your organization Acknowledge your team — If someone on your team does something… Read more »

Deloitte’s New Job Descriptions are Content Rich

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If you treat your job description pages (which are ads!) more like editorial content, they will convert better (I didn’t say that — famous ad man David Ogilivy did!). Deloitte recently launched new job descriptions (below) are a great example. Notice all the content they link to in the right-hand rail of the job description page: A day in the… Read more »

DHL Express Nails the “Branded Job Description”

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Your job description should always match your brand, a concept I call a “branded job description”. Why is a branded job description so important? The candidate needs to feel your employer brand at the job description level in the same way a consumer feels the brand if they are buying a product or service on your… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites Honorable Mention

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We did a post recently on the best company career sites. Below are some honorable mentions we wanted to give a shout-out to: Hallmark Job Search & Department Microsites — The first thing they provide is a job search by keyword, location, and then 8 pics/tiles that link off to different departments and Internships. Each… Read more »