Tips For Recruiting Qualified Engineers & Developers

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Qualified engineers and developers are high in demand and low in supply, making them a very valuable asset. This puts your company in direct recruiting competition with every other company across the spectrum from start-ups to medium-sized to giant name-brand corporations. The desperation for employers to recruit and hire qualified engineers and developers turns the… Read more »

Glassdoor Summit Day 2 Summary

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The last day of the Glassdoor Summit did not disappoint. Twitter was on fire throughout the whole day and we curated some of the best tweets. If you missed out, here are some key insights and takeaways from each speaker who graced the stage. Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent: The Future of Human Resources… Read more »

Layoffs: One Company’s Trash Is Another’s Recruiting Treasure

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If you’re a company that heavily relies on engineering and sales talent, keep an eye on companies who are downsizing (laying off people).    In late 2015 Twitter decided on a big layoff estimated at about 8 percent of its workforce, with particular emphasis on product and engineering departments. This sparked a huge hiring frenzy in… Read more »

Top Facebook Company Career Pages (and Why!)

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Earlier this month we gave you 10 tips on turning your Facebook careers page into a recruiting machine. Now we’ll review some of the best Facebook career pages and why. Opentext Facebook Careers Page Cover image — Engaging cover image. Careers Section (Left Menu) — You don’t see this on too many Facebook pages, but… Read more »

Top Job Application Sources For Employers

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Earlier this week we showed you a pie graph of the top traffic sources that referred candidates to Ongig’s clients’ job descriptions. Now we’ll take a look at the last month of our clients’ job application sources (referring sources that lead to a job apply). Here are the top sources:

Why Aren’t All Retailers Showing Pictures in Their Job Descriptions?

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If your business includes retail locations (hotel, restaurant, store, etc.) then you should include pictures of your locations on your job descriptions. Giving an inside look at your specific location/store promoted on the job description helps increase your apply rate from quality hires. I’m not talking about just default pictures of a random location, but the actual location… Read more »

Turn Your Facebook Careers Page Into a Recruiting Machine

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Facebook has a massive 1.7+ billion active monthly users which means your company should be actively recruiting on this social network. Here are 10 ways you can turn your Facebook careers page into a recruiting machine: 1. Create a separate Facebook Page dedicated to Careers Recruiting and careers are such big efforts for companies there… Read more »

Improve Your Recruiting with Video Job Descriptions

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The job description marketing platform Ongig did a study on video job descriptions in 2014 and found that Video Job Ads Get 487% Pop Over Text Job Ads. Recently in February 2016, Recruiter.com did an article on video recruitment called Press Play on Your Video Recruitment Efforts where they conducted a similar study on video job description engagement… Read more »

8 Ideas To Visually Optimize Your Company Career Site

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Fostering candidate engagement and attracting potential candidates to your career site is easier said than done. Some ways your company can succeed in doing this is having a visually attractive career site that include features like eye-catching images, short and descriptive videos, and popular/enticing color schemes. We’ll go over 8 ideas that will help you… Read more »

Top 17 Company Reviews & Ratings Sites [2021 Update]

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Company review sites are a top resource for job seekers. You can think of them as a “Yelp for employers/companies”. It’s important to know where job seekers doing their research so you can manage your employer brand and reputation.  So I created a list of 17 top company review sites to reference. Some sites feature… 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 »