Top Job Application Sources For Employers

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Earlier this week we showed you a pie graph of the top traffic sources that referred candidates to Ongig’s clients’ job descriptions. Now we’ll take a look at the last month of our clients’ job application sources (referring sources that lead to a job apply). Here are the top sources:  

Top Job Traffic Sources to Employer’s Job Descriptions

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We took a look at the last month of traffic sources who referred candidates to Ongig’s clients’ job descriptions. Here is a pie chart of the top sources:   You might also want to take a look at the top job application traffic sources.

5 Huge Employers That Use Homegrown Applicant Tracking Systems

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When Ongig published The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems research, we were surprised that 11.1% of employers use a homegrown ATS instead of a commercially-available ATS.  Some of you asked about examples of big employers using homegrown applicant tracking systems. Here are 5 of them along with the job descriptions they generate:   Google  … Read more »

Why Aren’t All Retailers Showing Pictures in Their Job Descriptions?

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If your business includes retail locations (hotel, restaurant, store, etc.) then you should include pictures of your locations on your job descriptions. Giving an inside look at your specific location/store promoted on the job description helps increase your apply rate from quality hires. I’m not talking about just default pictures of a random location, but the actual location… Read more »

Turn Your Facebook Careers Page Into a Recruiting Machine

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Facebook has a massive 1.7+ billion active monthly users which means your company should be actively recruiting on this social network. Here are 10 ways you can turn your Facebook careers page into a recruiting machine: 1. Create a separate Facebook Page dedicated to Careers Recruiting and careers are such big efforts for companies there… Read more »

Google Now Shows 10 to 15 Pictures per Job Description

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If you thought recruiting against Google was already tough, it just got a bit tougher — they now include 10 to 15 pictures of their culture in most of their job descriptions. Check it out below! But don’t fret — you can add video, pictures, chat, ratings & reviews and tons of other features to your… 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 »

5 Qualities that the Best Recruiters Have in Common (from a Silicon Valley Trainer)

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Facebook’s super “business recruiter” Sarah Clifford was kind enough to introduce me to recruiting trainer expert Jenna Luthy recently (and thanks to Uber’s talent branding star Andrew Levy for hooking me up with Sarah!). Jenna trains recruiters for some of the best companies in Silicon Valley and I asked her to share some of her… 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 »

10 Examples of Awesome Job Descriptions (and Why!)

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Wow, are you are seeing how fast job descriptions are changing these days? Fasten your seat belts as we look at 10 job descriptions that are awesome — and the reasons why! Uber If you’re interested in how cutting edge companies’ job descriptions look these days, look no further than Uber’s job description landing pages… Read more »

20 of the Best Company Career Sites (and Why!)

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If you are redoing your company career site, check out the list below — it’s a list of 20 company career sites that have impressed us recently. We included career pages from large publicly traded enterprises on down to smaller companies you’ve likely never heard of. The 20 company career sites below are in alphabetical order and… Read more »

Sports Authority Takes a Swing at “Black Hole” Applications

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Sports Authority, like many retailers, has a job search at their Career Site that shows every role at every store, even if they’re not actively filling that role at the moment. But as they wrote in their New Job Search blog post,  applicants to many of these jobs might not hear back from the hiring team (because they were not… Read more »

20 Creative Ideas For Your Company Career Site

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If you are looking for new ideas to increase candidate engagement and interaction for your company career site, here are some creative features to consider: 1. Alienate the Non-Prospect — This is a marketing principle that preaches: rarely does it make sense to go after every single person in the world as your customer. Take Huge… Read more »