3 Examples of Lever ATS Job Page Overlays

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Are using the Lever ATS? Lever is a top ATS among employers, ranking 11th in our Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018 blog post. Lever has a few products including: Lever Hire Lever Nurture Lever Analytics We’ll focus on Lever’s applicant tracking system since that’s where job pages are generated. Now let’s talk about Lever job… Read more »

How and Why to Attract Former Felons in Your Job Postings

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With unemployment in the U.S. at the lowest rate (3.9%) in 19 years, companies like Apple, Boeing, McDonalds and Delta Airlines are hiring former felons. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo describes this massive talent pool: “70 million Americans have a criminal record—that’s 1 in 3 adults. There are currently 2.3 million people behind bars in this… Read more »

Using Workday Recruiting ATS? Here Are Key Areas to Optimize

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Are you an employer using the Workday ATS? Workday Recruiting has grown to become a top applicant tracking system among employers. For example, Workday edged out Taleo as the #1 ATS used by Fortune 500 companies according to our recent ATS report for Fortune 500 companies:   As Workday continues to be a top ATS system,… Read more »

Top Applicant Tracking Systems Leading Employers Migrate To (2019)

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An applicant tracking system migration is one of the biggest HR projects you’ll face in talent acquisition. Are you curious which ATS systems leading employers are moving to? As part of our research into ATS market share (see Top ATS Systems Used by the Fortune 500 in 2019 (Workday Beats Taleo) and The Top Applicant Tracking Systems… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Remove LGBTQ Bias from Your Job Descriptions

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Do the words in your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias? If you’re hiring 100+ people per year, it’s more likely than not that your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias, according to Ongig’s Text Analyzer job description software. I’ll give you some tips to remove LGBTQ bias below. First off, what is LGBTQ? The acronym stands… Read more »

How Does Jeff Bezos Score Writing His First Amazon Job Ad?

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Early Amazon employee Glenn Fleishman told Internet History Podcast that Amazon had a hard time hiring developers in its early days. We decided to run Amazon’s first known job posting (from August 22, 1994) through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to see how his job description text scores using today’s best technology. Ongig’s Text Analyzer is… Read more »

7 Tips on Job Posting Wording

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Job posting wording has a direct impact on your quality applications. Here are 7 tips that should help you nail your wording. Job Posting Wording Tip #1: Keep Your Job Title Simple The most important first words of your job posting are those in its job title. The job title affects whether a candidate opens up the… Read more »

Best Career Pages 2019 (Part 2)

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If you’re looking for a list of the best career pages in 2019, you’ve come to the right place (note: the Part 1 of this is here: The 15 Best Career Pages in 2019). Here’s the deal: Company career pages are evolving at an astounding rate. With employer branding and recruitment marketing initiatives taking priority,… Read more »

Caution: Avoid These 3 “Exclusionary” Personal Pronoun Mistakes in Job Descriptions

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Using the wrong personal pronoun (he, she, his, her, etc.) can turn off groups of candidates. Here are 3 examples of personal pronouns NOT to use along with synonyms I recommend.   Personal Pronoun/Job Description Tip #1: Don’t  Refer to Candidate as “He” Check out this first job ad below. In the second paragraph it… Read more »

Recruiting Microsites: The Definitive Guide

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This is the complete guide to recruiting microsites. If you want to: Create a more targeted candidate experience Drive more organic traffic Turn more job seekers into applies Then this is the guide for you. Let’s roll. Recruiting Microsite Fundamentals In this section, we’re going to cover the basics of recruiting microsites. What Are Recruiting… Read more »

The 50 Most Used Adverbs in Job Descriptions (and which ones you should delete)

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A talent leader asked me when she should use adverbs in writing job descriptions. It turns out using too many adverbs in your job descriptions reduces your apply rate (more on that below). Reminder on the definition of adverbs: adverbs are intensifier words that give greater definition to an adjective, verb or other adverb.  Most… Read more »

3 Types of Recruiting Software To Supercharge Your Applicant Tracking System

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If you’re looking to get more out of your applicant tracking system, you might consider these 3 types of recruiting software. They easily integrate with your ATS and can give you a better ROI. Let’s dive in: 1. Text Analyzer for Job Descriptions Analyze your job descriptions for gender bias, racial bias, age bias and/or… Read more »

Top ATS Systems Used by the Fortune 500 in 2019 (Workday Beats Taleo)

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Workday is the #1 ATS system used by Fortune 500 companies, narrowly beating Taleo. That’s what we found after a review of the 476 Fortune 500 companies that show their applicant tracking system on their public-facing career sites. 22.6% of these Fortune 500 companies use Workday versus 22.4% that use Taleo. Oracle is still the… Read more »

Top 10 Feminine-Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions

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Masculine vs. feminine job descriptions remains a hot topic these days. Last week I shared The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions. If you’re trying to gender-neutralize your job ads, eliminating those top 10 masculine-biased words is a good start. Some of you then asked: “What about feminine words — which words in job… Read more »

The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions

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What are the top masculine-biased words used in job descriptions? Knowing if you have masculine vs. feminine job descriptions is a hot topic these days. Most companies want to hire more women. This week, I used Ongig’s Text Analyzer software (the tool for gender bias in job descriptions) to find out. I had Text Analyzer… Read more »