5 Examples of Effective “Overlays” for Taleo Job Pages

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If you’re a Taleo ATS client, you are likely frustrated with how your default job pages look “out of the box” without any customization. And that’s a clear obstacle to you having effective employer branding/candidate experience. Below are 5 examples of employers using “overlays” to Taleo to give themselves job pages that stand out, engage and convert.  Ongig… Read more »

Nestle Puts Their Own Spin On Candidate Chat

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Candidate Chat Nestle Cover

Congrats to Nestle on their launch of “Candidate Chat with Us” feature on their company career page– it’s a great example of using employees as brand ambassadors. A candidate visits NestleUSACareers.com and sees a “CHAT WITH US” in the upper right hand-corner just as prominent a call-to-action button as the job search button below it (see… Read more »

The Top 8 Things Candidates Really Care About in Employer Branding

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Top Employer Brand Criteria

When it comes to your employer brand, there’s a disconnect between what the candidate really cares about versus what you employers think they care about. That’s one finding from Hinge Research Institute’s recently-released terrific Employer Brand Study where they surveyed 800+ employers and job seekers. The study is full of great employer branding research but this one graphic below really stood… Read more »

44% of Brassring ATS Clients Have Broken Back Button Pages

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If you’ve got Brassring as an ATS, you might want to double-check the following candidate experience flow to make sure your candidates are not experiencing a Confirm Form Resubmission error page (aka “a broken back button”). Here’s the candidate experience flow you should quickly test: 1. Searches for a Job The candidate does a Brassring-powered… Read more »

5 Company Career Site Mistakes To Avoid

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To create the best digital candidate experience avoid these 5 common mistakes that can hurt your recruiting strategy. 1) No Category and Location Pages (Candidate Experience) If you could make the job search easier for a candidate, wouldn’t you? You’d be surprised how many companies, large and small, don’t have department and/or location specific pages set… Read more »

Negative Digital Candidate Experience Looks Like This…

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If you ever feel like your job pages or employer branding are sub-par, don’t fret — just have a quick look at this: I came across a major healthcare employer (500+ job openings!) and found 2 shocking things. FYI –Mom and dad taught me not to kick someone when they’re down, so I’m keeping the name of this employer… Read more »

2017 Social Recruiting Strategies Conference (SRSC) Insights: Day 2

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The  2017 Social Recruiting Strategies Conference (SRSC) has begun and is creating quite a buzz in the talent acquisition/recruiting industry. In case you’re missing it here are the 5 key points that the SRSC will cover: In-depth practical recruiting tips Strategies to turn passive candidates into active candidates Engaging employees in order to develop a… Read more »

Amazon Builds Candidate Experience Content Management System for All Employees to Use

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We found a surprising nugget at Amazon.jobs when we did our 20 of the Best Company Career Sites article. They now have an Amazon Candidate Experience microsite and on there was a one-line bullet claiming that Amazon now possesses a home-grown content management system allowing ALL employees to publish content on Amazon.jobs. Here’s the bullet (also pictured below): “We built a… Read more »

How To Eliminate A Negative Candidate Experience On Your Job Descriptions

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Softwareadvice.com ran a survey of around 300 job seekers to figure out the top pain points of the online job application process. There was a section about job descriptions and what candidates felt were most negative about them:   Here’s how you can alleviate these pain points: Problem: Job Description lacks detail. Detail is key… Read more »

5 Mistakes Your Job Search Page Might Make to Damage Your Brand

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Your company career site job search page is a vital component of the candidate experience. However, many job search pages make some common mistakes. I ran across one employer recently, Ideal Industries, whose job search page had 5 things they could fix to improve candidate experience (and increase pipeline/traffic). I don’t mean to pick on Ideal Industries: they… 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 »

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 »