Nationwide Increases Quality of Hire through “Realistic Job Preview”

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Nationwide Insurance has one of the most creative ways to reduce employee turnover that I’ve seen in a while. Many call it a “realistic job preview” and they’re leveraging it for the customer service role at their call centers. What is a realistic job preview? It’s any device (automated or manual) that helps provide candidates a preview of their… 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 »

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 »

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 »

The 14 Amazonian Recruiting Videos (all Women!)

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Recruiting Videos

I’m real impressed by Amazon’s Beyond the Badge set of recruiting videos utilizing different female team members. A few reasons: Video length — Each recruitment video is around one minute or less– this is good. Ongig’s data shows that candidates usually trail off after about 45 to 60 seconds. Diversity — The videos are all of women, which… Read more »