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 But reorganizing and updating an outdated, stiff job description is no easy task….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 »

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 »