Taleo ATS Clients: You Can Still Have Great Looking Job Descriptions!

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Digital candidate experience, employer branding, and talent attraction are becoming key initiatives in recruiting and talent acquisition. Yet many applicant tracking systems (like Taleo) are falling short in these areas. We’ll break down a generic/default Taleo job description and then show you a couple of employers (Taleo clients) who use a recruitment marketing platform to… Read more »

Top Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Conferences 2017

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Here’s a list of top talent acquisition conferences Ongig has our eye on during the rest of 2017. I’ve included a few bullets on agenda items. I’ll keep this list updated as we find more talent acquisition conferences to add (so feel free to bookmark it!). Enjoy! ERE Recruiting Conference: The Future of Talent Acquisition (April 18-20, 2017 in San… Read more »

LinkedIn Recruitment Strategy: 7 Referral Candidates Through One Status Update

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I was chatting with a head of HR friend of mine this week and she needed some help. She was recently named head of HR for a public company and doesn’t have a recruiting manager to help grow the team. She also can’t make a big public push on the opening yet because of some corporate… Read more »

5 Most Common Reasons Your Job Descriptions Fail on Mobile (w/ fixes!)

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Many of you have job descriptions that fail the critical Google mobile test, negatively effecting your mobile recruiting strategy. We recently touched on this: Do Your Job Descriptions Pass the Google Mobile-Friendly Test? . The reason that you should care is that if you don’t fix these errors, Google will send more candidate traffic to your competitors… Read more »

Sneak Peak Look at Ongig’s 2017 Top ATS Annual Report on TotalPicture Podcast

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I recently joined Peter Clayton on his TotalPicture Radio Podcast. We discussed all things Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, & HR Tech, including a preview of Ongig’s Annual Applicant Tracking System Report. Here’s a brief list of questions Peter asked me.  What is the methodology you used to come up with your top ATS ranking? Why do you think there’s such a… Read more »

The New Marines Recruitment Ad Campaign Focuses on Attracting Millennials

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The Marines recently rolled out their latest recruitment ad campaign this past Friday focused on attracting women and millennials (those of recruiting age). Strategically placed, the ad campaign aired during the first round of the beloved March Madness college basketball tournament. “The campaign was created around three concepts, fighting self-doubt, fighting the nation’s battles and… Read more »

VR Job Simulator Game Reaches 200 Million Views on YouTube (in less than a year!)

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If you’re wondering whether virtual reality has a place in recruiting, check out these Job Simulator Videos on YouTube. Job Simulator is a virtual reality game by Owlchemy Labs where gamers can use PlayStation VR, Oculus Touch or HTC Vive to simulate what it’s like to work in these jobs: Videos of gamers simulating jobs like Office Worker, Store… Read more »

#SourceCon 2017 Conference Summary

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SourceCon’s first leg of its twice-a-year conference, which is focused on Sourcing, Recruiting, and Talent Acquisition, concluded this week. Sourcecon was packed with industry leaders, experts, and pros who shared insight and strategy on everything from candidate engagement strategy to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Don’t worry if you missed Sourcecon, here’s a brief rundown… Read more »

The Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make When Choosing a New ATS

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Last week, we did a Q&A with Talent Acquisition expert Elaine Davidson on How to Select a New Applicant Tracking System. In the interview, Elaine also listed the top mistakes she’s seen companies make when selecting an ATS. We decided to segment those out and include them here. Enjoy!   Considering Only the Trending Applicant Tracking Systems The company goes… Read more »

Choosing The Best Applicant Tracking System For Your Company

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Choosing the best applicant tracking system (ATS) software is a big decision for your company so we connected with ATS Integration expert Elaine Davidson and asked her some questions. Elaine has been a recruiting/talent acquisition leader at Blackrock, Pwc (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Capco. More recently, Elaine launched Beacon Lane Consulting, a trusted advisor to CHROs, CEOs and Talent Acquisition… Read more »

Hyatt Utilizes Recruitment Videos On Job Descriptions

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Hyatt is using position-specific recruitment videos on job descriptions for key roles (see below). Recruitment videos on job pages is a great strategy for prioritized/key role job openings as we discussed in this article: video job descriptions engage the candidate and increase time on page. These videos aren’t limited by a long list of duties and… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Build a Killer Talent Community

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If you already have a talent community (congrats!) then I bet you’re missing at least one idea below on how to grow yours. If you don’t have a talent community, then these 5 easy ideas will hopefully show you how easy talent communities are to grow. First, what is a talent community?  A talent community (also called… Read more »

These 5 Companies Showcase Microsites for their Work From Home Jobs

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If you have work from home jobs, you are leaving money on the table by not showcasing them off your company career page. Check out these stats from Google on candidate searches of work-from-home/virtual jobs: Keyword Daily Searches Monthly Searches work from home jobs 5,400 162,000 work at home jobs 1,324 39,720 remote jobs 396… Read more »

10 Types of Different Recruitment Videos

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If you’re short on ideas for which type of recruitment videos to choose for your company career site and job descriptions, here are 10 examples we culled for you. Enjoy! 1) Job Specific Recruitment Video BMC Software uses a job-specific recruiting video for this Digital Marketing Coordinator job opening. The 37 second video highlights both… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 2)

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There wasn’t enough room in our previous Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 1) piece, so we did a Volume 2! Here are some of the best company career sites with an emphasis on the careers home page. Banfield Pet Hospital If you have anything that tugs at a candidate’s heart, show it. Banfield is… Read more »