Superstars Generate $12M to $105M Per Year for Companies

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The revenue per employee of a superstar can be $12 million to $105 million per year based on industry.

Some of you asked for a chart on the revenue per employee that I projected a superstar generates by industry in the recent post The 80/20 of Hiring: How Your Next Superstar is Worth More than $20 Million.   Here it is! Data Source: Ongig Research; Article: Your Next Superstar is Worth More than $20 Million… Read more »

Campus Recruiters Hire Students on the Spot (Without a Job Opening)

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In case you don’t subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, I wanted to highlight an article called When a Job Offer Comes Without a Job published last week on a creative recruiting strategy called “program hiring”. Facebook and Intuit are making offers to dozens of hires without knowing which job they’d get. AB InBev is piloting program… Read more »

The 5 Qualities of a Sales Superstar

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I’ve been thinking a lot about sales superstars lately — Ongig is scaling up our sales team and I’ve been studying sales pros such as Brian Tracy, Michael Bernoff, Stan Billue and Tom Hopkins. Plus, I nerded out on The 80/20 of Hiring Superstars (in which I learned that the average superstar generages between $12 million and $100 million per year in revenue… Read more »

The 14 Amazonian Recruiting Videos (all Women!)

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Recruiting Videos

I’m real impressed by Amazon’s Beyond the Badge set of recruiting videos utilizing different female team members. A few reasons: Video length — Each recruitment video is around one minute or less– this is good. Ongig’s data shows that candidates usually trail off after about 45 to 60 seconds. Diversity — The videos are all of women, which… Read more »

Bravo to Microsoft for Letting Students See and Email their Recruiter

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Campus Recruiting, College Recruiting

If University Recruiting is important to you, Microsoft has a nice little feature to check out that lets students at a dozen Universities see who their Microsoft recruiter is (by school) and email them. “Tori U.” (see below) is the Microsoft recruiter that comes up if you’re a Stanford student. It’s simple, and direct, but I look… Read more »

Yelp Recruits Sales Reps by Location Using Slideshare

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If you are recruiting a sales force, you should be inspired by Yelp: they are, in my opinion, one of the top 10 employers in the world at recruiting sales people (if I told you how many people they hire each year, you wouldn’t believe me!). Yelp needs to be that good to drive the 40% sales growth they achieved last quarter!… Read more »

How Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell Use Culture SlideShares to Attract Millions

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I was recently chatting up talent leaders at Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell about the creation of their culture-related slide decks — thousands of new candidates are flipping through these things every day. The 3 of them kindly agreed to let me share my notes from our exchanges. I shortened some answers for clarity. Thanks for sharing your experience, Katie, Andrew… Read more »

The 80/20 of Hiring: How Your Next Star is Worth $30 Million

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The top star of your next 100 hires should generate about $30,457,216 in revenue per year. Believe me? That’s the math for the top hire at an average S&P 500 company (and makes Facebook’s hacquisition value of $500K to $1 million per engineer look downright cheap!). Let me explain the math behind the $30 million claim: First off, we… Read more »

Evergreen Jobs

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I’ve seen companies spend $500K+ per year on media-buying and 3rd party staffing commissions for a job role they need a ton of people for (an “evergreen” job), yet they spend almost nothing on the job description page itself. Here are a few thoughts on why, how and when to create a specialized evergreen job… Read more »

11 Examples of Modern Job Descriptions

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We all know job descriptions are important. 77.3% of candidates say that JD’s are the most useful content regarding employment with your company (source: Candidate Experience Awards Survey 2014). Ongig often shares stories of our own clients’ modern job descriptions created through the Ongig Employer Branding SaaS. But there are many other excellent job descriptions… Read more »

The Top 5 ATS’s by Google Search Traffic

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Top Applicant Tracking Systems Taleo UltiPro Kenexa-Brassring Jobvite iCIMS

After the popular Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems article we shared last month, we thought we’d look at the top 5 ATS’s based on Google search traffic (courtesy of Google Trends). You can click the trend line below to refine the search more (including adding other ATS search terms). Disclaimer: We at Ongig share this type… Read more »

ADP Spin-Off Launches New Employer Brand in 45 Days

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CDK Global ADP Virtual Edge | Ongig Employer Branding

When Ongig held our first kick-off meeting with ADP on the morning of August 15th about their huge Dealer Services spin-off, we were impressed by their ambitious goal: launching a complete new employer brand along with careers site and overhaul of job descriptions within 45 days (by October 1st) — the new business would immediately… Read more »

The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems

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applicant tracking systems, applicant tracking software, taleo, iCims, Brassring, Jobvite

  [2017 Editor’s NOTE — We have the updated version for 2017 here: The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017) Enjoy! — Rob ————— Our Ongig team talks to 100’s of people a year about which applicant tracking system they use because the ATS is often directly related to candidate experience and employer branding (things… Read more »

Autodesk Puts Video Interview of Hiring Manager in Job Description

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Nice work, Autodesk, for putting their hiring manager in a video on their job description for Director of AutoCAD Verticals Product Line. The hiring manager is VP of AutoCad Products at Autodesk Amy Bunszel (an 11 year Autodesk veteran) and she answers questions from Andrew Levy, Autodesk’s Social Media & Talent Brand Manager. Ongig shares Autodesk’s… Read more »