Companies Are Getting Serious About Employer Branding

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Notice the effort Booking.com’s putting into employer branding: They have a position with Employer Brand in the title (not every business does this yet. LinkedIn lists only 2,163 people with “Employer Branding” in their title in the world, meaning that millions of businesses do not have an Employer Branding position. The position below is for “Copywriter” — this is marketing-speak… Read more »

King’s New Recruiting Video of an Indoor Forest Just Released

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Check out King (mobile entertainment video game maker) and video of their new office space. For those of you with interesting offices, if you got it, flaunt it! Something cool like this could be a deciding/tiebreaking factor in whether your next star candidate decides to apply to your company.     Hats off to King… Read more »

Stripe Announces That Groups of 2 to 5 People Can Apply as a Team

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Stripe just announced a cool new idea for hiring techies, designers and product people — they call it  “Bring Your Own Team” or BYOT. Stripe’s blog post outlined the following steps for this group-apply approach: Any group of 2 to 5 people can apply as a team The group identifies which role they are applying for… Read more »

Boost Free Google Traffic 40% in One Month Through Schema.org

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If you use an applicant tracking system to generate your job descriptions, chances are that you’re leaving a bunch of Google and other search traffic on the table because you’re neglecting to adhere to Schema.org. One client of ours saw an increase in Google traffic of 45% in the very first month they began adhering… Read more »

These Taleo-Based Job Descriptions by Assurant Got My Attention

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I look at hundreds of job descriptions every week and I think the JDs by Assurant insurance (example below) are some of the better ones powered by Taleo’s applicant tracking system that I’ve seen in a while. From the HTML it looks like they used an agency (TMP) to do this with an iFrame that allows them… Read more »

Do Your Job Descriptions Pass the “Google Mobile-Friendly” Test?

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If you haven’t run your job descriptions through Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, you should definitely give it a whirl. If your JDs don’t pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, Google will send you less traffic. To see if you pass, all you do is go to the Google Developers Mobile Friendly Test page and type in the URL… Read more »

The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems (2016)

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Ongig first began reporting on top applicant tracking systems in September 2014 and after 30,000 people read one post on it, we decided to update it for 2016. Our goal for this one is that 100,000 of you read it! A few things you’ll find in the update: A list of the top ATS’s being used by companies we know as of March… Read more »

5 Attractive Company Career Pages

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We took a look at a bunch of company career pages over the past couple of days and there were a few that stuck out and caught our attention. Based on images, design, and  copy. Comcast (@ComcastCareers) Comcast emphasizes images on their career page. These images contain employees and the workplace, giving potential candidates a feel of the… Read more »

Writing An Effective Job Ad With A Talent Acquisition Pro

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I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Scott Birkhead recently. In addition to his role as Director Talent Acquisition at Korn/Ferry Futurestep, he has run his own career coaching business, is an enthusiastic student of direct marketing gurus like Perry Marshall and Dan Kennedy and is a job ad guru. We got to talking about how… Read more »

7 Steps to Writing the Best Job Descriptions

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Writing job descriptions may be the single most important thing you do to attract quality talent. I recommend you use the 7 steps/sections below when writing your job descriptions. I’ve also included 20 examples of how leading employers create their job descriptions. Why Job Descriptions Matter So Much As Talent Board reported, 77% of candidates say that job description… Read more »

Uber’s Billion Dollar Job Description on Twitter

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It is inspiring that Uber’s first hire was through a contrarian job description on Twitter by co-founder Travis Kalanick — with a super-fast reply from a then-stranger.. Here’s the job post from 6 years ago: A guy named Ryan Graves replied 3 minutes later (below) and got the job — Ryan is now head of Uber’s Global Operations. Uber… Read more »

The Irvine Company Gets Creative at Twitter Job Descriptions

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I first heard of the Irvine Company from Kim Feistel of Arbonne (the “Mercedes of Beauty”) — she pointed out that Irvine is run by “The Other Donald” as in Donald Bren who at a $15 billion net worth is 3X richer than Donald Trump (see this Forbes profile for more). When I checked out Irvine’s talent acquisition strategy,… Read more »

Recruiting Strategies for VMware, Slack, Stripe and Dropbox

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I caught up with talent acquisition pro Tom Wadlington the other day — Tom has some great experience including VMware, Liberty Mutual, Akamai and PriceWaterhouse. I asked him a few questions on talent acquisition strategy and recruitment marketing. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Hi Tom. You were part of the team that took VMware… Read more »

Uber Job Description Reveals Largest Talent Rollout Ever

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A recent look at a job description for Uber (Counsel, Regulatory LATAM in Mexico City) happened to mention a new milestone: that Uber is now in 350+ cities. A closer look at data from all of Uber’s open job descriptions (there are more than 1,300 these days), courtesy of the Silk data visualization tool, reveals that Uber is likely the largest… Read more »