8 Great Job Description Management Software Tools (and Why!)

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If you need a better way to control your job descriptions, a new market is emerging for job description management software. We expect Gartner Group, Forrester, IDC  and other top tech research houses to soon categorize this market. Here are the 8 main job description management software solutions we’ve run across in talking to HR… Read more »

Elitism in Hiring: Who Needs Harvard?

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Is elitism hurting your hiring? If you’re focused on hiring candidates from top schools or programs, it just may. What is Elitism? It’s the belief that people with high education, high intellect, wealth, etc. are more likely to be successful than others without such qualities. However, there’s evidence that elite schools do NOT produce the… Read more »

5 of the Best Diversity And Inclusion Videos

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I’ve been on the lookout for the best diversity and inclusion videos. Here’s what I found: The best diversity videos have at least 2 of these 3 qualities: Strong Opener  — 3 Tips:  Stick from Persuasion Expert Conor Neil: 1) Tell a story; 2) Stun them with a fact or 3) Ask a question. Solid… Read more »

5 of the Best Company Career Site Job Searches

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Career site job search is vital. Did you know that some candidates leave your company career site if there is no job search at all? And if you have a career site job search already, it better be good. Tech-savvy candidates want the job search experience to be as quick and relevant as the searches… Read more »

The Top 100 Employer Brands Searched for By Candidates [2019]

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Who are the top employer brands? There’s plenty of great employer brand research out there (see Comparably, Glassdoor, Universum and WilsonHCG). One other measurement is how often candidates search for your company. We took data from our favorite SEO Tool ahrefs to find out which companies candidates search for the most. Methodology & Disclaimers: Our methodology is simple though… Read more »

The 16 Best Sales Job Titles [Ranked by Search Volume]

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What are the best job titles for sales and business development? If you want more traffic to your job postings, one way to answer that is to look at which sales job titles candidates search for. The differences can be dramatic. For example, the title “Sales Representative” gets 4X the search traffic of “Sales Rep”…. Read more »

7 Awesome Company Career Pages

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Your company career page says a lot about you. First impressions count. It might be the candidates’ first time seeing such recruiting vitals as your Employer Brand Team Benefits Values Here are 7 awesome company career pages that caught our attention (and a few bullets on why!): Panasonic Avionics Career Page Great Headline — “There’s… Read more »

7 of the Best Job Ad Examples

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The best job ads get you (the employer) 3 things: Attention — they stop the candidate in their tracks. Engagement — they keep the candidate on the page, usually through thoughtful content. Call-to-Action — they get the candidate to click “apply” or take a secondary action like to join a talent community or explore the… Read more »

7 Free Fixes to Remove Gender Bias from your Job Postings

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If you want to attract more female candidates, a good place to start is to eliminate your job description bias. Job description gender bias is the easiest lever for you to pull to hire more women. The 80/20 Rule is in effect here. Well, almost. You can remove about 70% of job description gender bias… Read more »

10 Awesome Video Job Description Creation Tools

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Video job descriptions grab the attention of busy candidates. They also boost candidate time-on-page (engagement!). Here’s a list of tools to consider: 10 Awesome Video Job Description Creation Tools   VideoMyJob A recruitment video production app that allows companies to make video in-house.     They allow employers to streamline video production. They segment the… Read more »

3 Examples of Pay Transparency Law’s Impact on Job Postings

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Pay Transparency is hotter than ever.  And equal pay laws are changing fast. 17 states now ban salary history to go along with 19 more local (cities, counties, etc.) bans, according to the great resource HR Dive (see Salary history bans). Some of the new state laws have an impact on your job descriptions/job postings. Not… Read more »

7 Easy Steps for the Best Job Description Format

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What’s the best job description format to attract top talent? Let’s walk through common JD sections and give you some best practices. 1. Your Job Description Opener The best job descriptions start strong. Tips on format: Start with questions — Don’t start talking about you and your company. Instead, the best format is to open… Read more »

41% of the Fortune 500 Are Using Recruitment Marketing Platforms

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Recruitment marketing platforms are attracting and engaging talent more than ever. We recently published The Top Applicant Tracking Systems used by Fortune 500 Companies. As we collected ATS data we also checked to see if companies were using a recruitment marketing platform to enhance their career site. It turns out: “41% of Fortune 500 companies use… Read more »

Virtual Assistant Job Description Template

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Need to hire a virtual assistant? I’ve hired 5 in my career and thought I’d  share the virtual assistant job description template I use for these hires. I like to think I get better each time I write a new JD to hire a VA. And special thanks to my friend Ramit Sethi of I Will… Read more »

3 Taleo Clients Enhancing Their Job Postings (Before & After)

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Your job postings are a key piece of your recruitment strategy. And if you’re a Taleo client there’s a good chance you’re considering enhancing your job postings. The top-level goals of your job postings are to: Engage the candidate Convert the candidate With these goals in mind, you’ll want to look at your Taleo job… Read more »