How to Combat Ableism At Work (10+ Helpful Tips)

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An estimated 27% of Americans face some form of disability that requires unique care, treatments, and lifestyle considerations. The demographic also represents a considerable size of talented hires that companies miss out on due to ableism. Adding to the challenge is that 42% of candidates reject job offers in response to poor interview experiences.  By… Read more »

The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2024

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Our Ongig team talks to hundreds of people a year about which applicant tracking systems they use because the ATS is often directly related to candidate experience and employer branding (things we care deeply about). So, we’re by no means experts on the best applicant tracking systems. However, we’ve learned a bunch on the subject… Read more »

15 Easy Ways to Have More Consistent Job Descriptions

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Are your job descriptions consistent? If not, you risk confusing candidates and causing more work for your hiring managers and recruiters. Creating consistent job descriptions across your organization helps maintain clarity, ensure fairness, and improve the hiring process. Consistent job descriptions can also cut time-to-fill — specifically, the time it takes to get from req… Read more »

5 Top Ways to Improve Hiring on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is one of the first websites people visit to find new job openings and opportunities in their industry. So, it makes sense that many companies also choose to post their job ads and start hiring on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is strictly a professional network. Therefore, it is uniquely positioned to bring companies, customers, and potential… Read more »

A Secret & Easy Way to Recruit Veterans from Your Career Site

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Want to recruit veterans or enlisted members of the military? I’m guessing yes. There are 1 million+ people in the U.S. Armed Forces and 250,000 per year transition out of the U.S. military. If you want to recruit veterans better, first you have to speak their language…their job lingo in particular. Veterans and enlisted members… Read more »

5 Best Employee Value Propositions to Elevate Your Job Ads

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The job market has become increasingly competitive in recent years. So, while companies in the past have focused on outbidding competitors through attractive salaries, this isn’t a sustainable long-term strategy. That’s where employee value propositions (EVPs) can swoop in as a secret weapon in attracting and retaining quality hires.  Gartner outlined 9 Future of Work… Read more »

What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

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We’ve had some people ask about the difference between job descriptions, job postings and job ads. It’s a valid question since these terms are often used interchangeably. Here’s some clarity based on the many years my team and I have spent automating our job description software. What is a Job Description? The phrase “job description:… Read more »

How to Reduce Racial Bias in Hiring: 12 Steps

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Racial bias in hiring and recruitment is still alive in many organizations. For instance, a study by the National Bureau of Research showed that job applicants with distinctively Black names are about 10% less likely to get contacted for interviews regardless of their skills, experience, and education level. So, racial bias in hiring is still… Read more »

The Top 20+ Recruitment Advertising Agencies [2024 Update]

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Recruitment advertising agencies are a core part of talent acquisition. They help employers with media buying, recruitment marketing, employer branding strategy, and more. Below is a list of 20+ U.S. recruitment advertising agencies. It includes the largest agencies we know along with smaller ones that might focus on just a region or vertical. After all,… Read more »

An HR Manager’s Guide to Agile Methodology Implementation

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With the workforce constantly changing, many professionals now prefer working remotely. The gig economy is expanding, and employees have different expectations from employers. As a result, attracting and retaining top talent depends on how quickly an organization can adapt to these changes. And this is when agile HR comes into play. Agile methodology is derived from… Read more »

How to Write the Most Readable Job Descriptions (8 Tips)

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You’ve heard me talk about “readability” in job descriptions recently. It’s vital. Readable job descriptions have higher apply rates. We’ve measured the success of different job description strategies with machine learning. We found that readability is one of the three most important qualities a job description can have. The other two are gender-neutrality and overall… Read more »

5 New Strategies for Maximizing ROI in Recruitment

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Hiring and recruitment have become increasingly challenging in the face of a fiercely competitive workforce and economic uncertainty. HR teams also struggle with recruitment budget constraints, which further complicates the hiring process. So, you must ensure you’re maximizing ROI in recruitment. These situations have prompted hiring managers to reassess the core of their talent acquisition strategies…. Read more »

8 Great Diversity Recruiting Websites for Employers

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Looking for resources to help you diversify your hiring pipeline? Here are the best 8 diversity websites to support those efforts. We also list some extra DEI tools and job boards at the bottom. Enjoy! Ongig’s Free D&I Articles & Reports When I think of diversity recruiting websites, one thing that comes to mind is… Read more »

5 Recruiting Budget Templates (with Real Samples) 2024

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How much do companies spend on recruiting? I found very few examples of a detailed recruiting budget template on the webosphere. So, I pinged my smart recruiting friends to help guide me. Below is what I found. 5 Recruiting Budget Template Approaches Let’s start with a recruiting goal in mind. How about 500 hires a… Read more »

16 Examples of the Best Diversity and Inclusion Software

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Building an inclusive workforce isn’t easy. Therefore, you have to develop a DEI strategy to ensure you’re hiring inclusively and convince your leaders of the importance of DEIB. You must also be able to track your diversity goals to know your progress. So this is where diversity and inclusion software comes in. Diversity and inclusion… Read more »