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 »

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 »

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 »

5 Steps to an Employer Branding Strategy For Instagram

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We’ve seen the evolution of Instagram and it’s popularity in the everyday lives of millions which has led to it being utilized as a promotional/advertising tool . This also creates a unique opportunity for companies to visually showcase their culture, workplace, and environment enabling an employer branding aspect that has yet to be fully exploited… Read more »

Oracle’s Employee Testimonial On Instagram Wins by a “Landslide”

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The recent interview with Oracle Global Recruitment Marketing Head Celinda Appleby had a great little factoid you should care about if you’re interested in getting an increase in employer branding and followers through social recruiting. Basically, Oracle found that getting one of their employees to post an “I Love My Job” campaign on Instagram (the first image… Read more »

Slack Technologies Turbo-Charges Employer Brand with Twitter “Wall of Love”

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Slack, a messaging system company that is growing like wildfire, is doing something brilliant in employer branding that centers around Twitter. Their brilliant move first got my attention when I saw this Wall Street Journal ad:   The ad is based on this original tweet: It’s recently come to my attention that I’m a little too in… Read more »

How Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell Use Culture SlideShares to Attract Millions

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I was recently chatting up talent leaders at Hubspot, Autodesk and Dell about the creation of their culture-related slide decks — thousands of new candidates are flipping through these things every day. The 3 of them kindly agreed to let me share my notes from our exchanges. I shortened some answers for clarity. Thanks for sharing your experience, Katie, Andrew… Read more »

Make Your Job Descriptions More Sticky by Adding Glassdoor Content

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The majority (77.3%) of candidates say the job description is the most useful employment content in their decision process, according to The Talent Board, but half of candidates also search for information about you elsewhere — and these days Glassdoor is their Web site of choice. So why not combine your job descriptions with Glassdoor content for… Read more »

GEICO Goes Local With Location-Based Microsites

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It’s a challenge for enterprise companies to cater to candidates by location. Yet the payoff can be huge, because candidates are hungry for the most relevant information available about job opportunities. Candidates scour the internet for specifics on jobs they are considering. They want more than just the job description. They want details about the… Read more »

Talent Management Starts With Employer Branding

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The emergence of Talent Management as a best practice in enterprise companies is a major step forward for employers and candidates. It’s exciting for candidates looking for companies where they can grow personally and professionally. And it’s exciting for enterprise companies who can become market leaders through the professional growth of its employees. As Talent… Read more »

It’s Time To Embrace Glassdoor

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Top candidates are savvy. They know where to go when they want to learn more about a company. Increasingly that destination is Glassdoor. Time and again I’ve heard employers complain that their company has bad reviews, and this keeps them from embracing Glassdoor. These employers also rant about some of the reviews being BS, or… Read more »

New CEO Takes To Twitter For Recruiting

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A promoted tweet came across my feed about a month ago that caught my attention. It was the new CEO of a San Francisco startup talking about recruiting, and communicating with candidates. I immediately liked the idea because it stood out.     Think about how common the narrative for San Francisco startups has become…. Read more »