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Trending Job Boards: Indeed Passes Monster & Glassdoor Passes CareerBuilder

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Recruiters often wonder about the best job boards to work with. We thought we’d look at four leading job boards and see where their search traffic was trending (courtesy of Google Trends). You can click the image to refine the search more. The trendline shows: Indeed eclipsed Monster in late 2011 to be the most… Read more »

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Recruiting Q&A: Expert Insight From Software Advice

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I recently had the opportunity to connect with Erin Osterhaus of Software Advice. Her company does an outstanding job of identifying trends in HR Technology. When you’re making critical buying decisions regarding recruiting tools, Software Advice is a great resource for expertise. Whenever I’m able to get a few minutes with experts like Erin, I want… Read more »

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7 Cool and Effective Tips for Your Careers Site

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I look at a lot of careers pages and wanted to pass along seven ideas I ran across lately that might help you move the needle on driving candidate experience. 1) Use a Headline Qualcomm grabs your attention with a simple and eye-grabbing headline: “Get Your Mobile On”. Reason this is important: Copywriting is key… Read more »

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Recruiting Q&A: Analytics with Groupon & Charles Schwab

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Last week we wrote about the 5 basic metrics for your careers site. The article was inspired by two talent leaders we talked to who are using Google Analytics to better understand their careers site and candidate experience. As a follow up, we invited these two talent leaders to share more about how they got started… Read more »

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“Little Data”: 5 Basic Metrics For Your Careers Site

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Being a recruiting nerd, I was excited when two separate talent leaders told me last week that they spend several hours each month in Google Analytics. During hundreds of conversations with talent leaders over the last two years, this has been a rarity. To have two in one week was refreshing. Refreshing because Google Analytics… Read more »

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The “Best Of” Twitter From SourceCon

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Sourcing gurus from across North America and EMEA assembled in Atlanta, Georgia last week to discuss the latest in sourcing strategies. The event was well-attended by recruiting leaders and sourcers from a variety of top companies. During the conference, the #sourcecon twitter feed did a “Best Of” takeover of the @ongig handle. A full spectrum… Read more »

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Building An Employer Brand On Twitter

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Remember the days of “post and pray”? For most recruiters that phrase will conjure memories of placing an ad on a job board (or newspaper), and hoping a great candidate will respond. The relationship was transactional, and both employers and candidates understood that. The advent of the internet, social media, and mobile devices has changed… Read more »

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Top Tweets from the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

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Talent leaders gathered for the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco last week. The conference attracted thought leaders and practitioners from across North America. Ideas and inspiration were abound as talent leaders discussed key topics in digital recruiting. As a fan of the event, I was keeping close track of the twitter stream. Attendees… Read more »

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The Psychology in Managing the Candidate Experience

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I recently had the opportunity to conduct a workshop at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco. The workshop focused on “Managing the Candidate Experience”. As I prepared for the workshop, I thought the first step in managing the Candidate Experience is to understand the psychology of candidates. This allows you to have empathy, and… Read more »

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Recruiting Trends: Facebook is No. 1, Twitter Catching Up and LinkedIn Steady

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We’ve been playing around with Google Trends lately — check out the trend of search traffic volume to the 3 major social networks and the word “recruiting” over the last 5 years. Facebook gets the highest search volume (18% higher than Twitter and more than triple LinkedIn), though it’s fairly flat over the last 12… Read more »

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11 “Must See” Recruiting Stats From Ongig In 2013

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In case you missed it, we spent New Year’s Eve tweeting 11 data points we discovered about online recruiting from our platform in 2013. Nothing here is based on opinion, it’s based on the data we’ve pulled directly out of our platform for the previous year. Cheers to a prosperous 2014, and follow us on… Read more »

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The Top Trend For Online Recruiting In 2014: Talent CRMs

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It’s the time of year when predictions run wild, and the world of online recruiting is no different. To better understand what to expect in 2014, we should first look at a major trend in 2013: the fusion between recruiting and marketing. We wrote about this late last year in “Social Recruiting 2013: Think Like… Read more »

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The Best Network For Sharing Jobs

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Often times in social recruiting, the three top networks are treated the same. Recruiters promote new jobs, hoping to access the social network around them. They ask people on their team to share jobs on their networks. As well as tools like Bullhorn, Jobvite, and Zao that are created to sign-in employees for automated job… Read more »

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The Best Recruiters in the Future Will Have to “Think Granular”

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I like trends, and the recruiting trend of things going more granular is one I’ve been thinking about lately. By “granular”, I’m talking about things getting chunked down to smaller, more particular items…think grains of sand on a beach versus the beach itself. The Internet is causing all this of course…I know, no big news… Read more »

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Top 5 Sites A Candidate Lands On When Searching Your Company

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In Employer Branding circles, it’s catchy to hear that “candidates are behaving like consumers”. What does it really mean? From our perspective, it means that candidates are doing their homework on a company prior to applying. It’s like purchasing a big ticket item. You’re typically not going to buy a house or car without doing… Read more »