Beware of These “False Positives” When Candidates Search Your Career Site

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Most company career sites have crappy job search capabilities (see Company Career Site Job Search is Likely Dead). And crappy job search = crappy candidate experience. Some of you have told me you sometimes can’t even find your own open reqs on your career site! Ouch! But you might not know about another problem: how… Read more »

14 Examples of the Best Company Career Sites (2018)

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We review 100’s of company career pages and found these 14 that really stand out. Check out each career page idea we highlight that makes these among the best. Everlane Creative headline — They use a written letter approach (e.g. “Dear rule-breakers…”) which immediately differentiates them. They alienate the non-prospect — Bravo! They leverage the… Read more »

5 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your “Work from Home” Jobs

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Do you have work-from-home job openings? Did you know that last month there were at least 478,424 people who Googled words or phrases related to “work from home jobs”. Almost every candidate at some point in their life would love to work at home. Here are 5 ways to get more candidate traffic to your… Read more »

Using Multiple ATS’s Doesn’t Have to Hurt Your Candidate Experience

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If you’re using multiple applicant tracking systems, it likely hurts your pre-apply candidate experience for your company career site. It might force candidates down a path before they even know which path is right for them. For example, I know one major financial company who has 12 applicant tracking systems across 12 countries. I know… Read more »

ERE Recruiting Conference 2018: Most Valuable #ERErc Tweets

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If you missed the 2018 ERE Recruiting Conference don’t worry we have you covered. We curated 20+ MVTs (most valuable tweets) from #ERErc : #ERERC @LevyRecruits wrapping up the content. pic.twitter.com/HE7DZMEm1G — Jo Weech (@JoWeech) April 4, 2018   #ERERC @LevyRecruits pic.twitter.com/5NXkXPXPvW — Jo Weech (@JoWeech) April 4, 2018   If everyone says that they… Read more »

How to Recruit Developers & More with Hung Lee

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If you want to get better at recruiting developers (especially in London!), or master content and marketing, you might check out Hung Lee. I first learned about Hung through Ongig’s Google Analytics — I saw that 500+ people had visited Ongig over just a few hours and that they had come from a recruiting blog… Read more »

My Candid Chat with Tim Sackett About Your “Talent Acquisition Stack”

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Last Friday I chatted with the always-colorful talent acquisition analyst Tim Sackett. He had sent me a PDF of his “Talent Stack” (software for ATS’s, recruitment marketing and recruitment operations). Tim’s got a new book coming out and he’s thinking hard about talent acquisition software. I like Tim because he calls ’em like he sees… Read more »

The 6 Key Steps for Job Description Management Software

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You need an automated system for job description management to post and fill jobs faster. Here are the key steps I recommend for your effective job description management: 1) Job Description Library If you’re reading this, I’ll assume your current job description management process is not cutting it. Let’s start from the beginning… You’re going… Read more »

5 Easy Tips for Creating Hiring Manager Recruitment Videos

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The reason for including hiring manager recruitment videos on your job description is easy. It helps your job description stand out and gives transparency to the candidate (something all candidates (especially millennials) tell us they value). Here are a few easy tips for creating hiring manager videos: 1) Make the Video Less than 60 Seconds… Read more »

3 Free Ways To Treat Your LinkedIn Profile Like a “Recruiting Billboard”

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Every one of you has a free recruiting ad at your disposal: your LinkedIn profile. The best candidates are looking for every extra piece of info about your recruiters, managers and company they can get their hands on! Here are 3 easy ways to treat your LinkedIn profile like a recruiting billboard. 1) Experience Section… Read more »

5 Awesome “Overlays” For Workday ATS Job Pages

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All candidates are influenced by the core design concept of “contrast”. That’s why before-and-afters are so effective in advertising! If you’re one of the many Workday ATS clients (see Ongig’s free Top 100 ATS Report you might be frustrated with the “before” look of your job description (without software/design customization). The “Before” Workday Job Page… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg’s 7 Recruiting Tips

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If you want to be the best at recruiting it helps to look at what the best companies in the world do. I believe Facebook is one of those companies and their recruiting starts at the top…with Co-founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here are 7 recruiting strategies I’ve observed from Zuckerberg: 1) “You should never… Read more »

Epsilon’s Unique “Welcome to…” Page for Candidate Experience

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I stumbled across this terrific web page (below) by marketing leader Epsilon the other day: WelcometoEpsilon.com. It’s a simple yet powerful example of effective candidate experience and employer branding for you employers with multiple locations. Epsilon is rolling out the red carpet for new employees (and candidates!) in every office with details about each location. Here’s… Read more »

The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018

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A common question I get asked is: “What are the top applicant tracking systems I should consider using?” So, every year the Ongig team and I find the top ATS’s used by employers actively hiring…and we publish the details. We fine-tune this list of top applicant tracking systems based on community feedback — 117,000 people… Read more »

10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2018

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Job ads are becoming more creative and dynamic. Employers are giving more robust content on job descriptions rather than just listing requirements and qualifications. Here are some features we’re seeing in job ads that were hardly used just a few years ago: Images and video Unique videos and images based on department, rather than 1… Read more »