Evergreen Jobs

Posted by & filed under Job Descriptions.

I’ve seen companies spend $500K+ per year on media-buying and 3rd party staffing commissions for a job role they need a ton of people for (an “evergreen” job), yet they spend almost nothing on the job description page itself. Here are a few thoughts on why, how and when to create a specialized evergreen job… Read more »

11 Examples of Modern Job Descriptions

Posted by & filed under Job Descriptions.

We all know job descriptions are important. 77.3% of candidates say that JD’s are the most useful content regarding employment with your company (source: Candidate Experience Awards Survey 2014). Note: Check out our free Job Descriptions Guide — it tells you everything we know about JDs, job ads and the like! Ongig often shares stories of… Read more »

The Top 5 ATS’s by Google Search Traffic

Posted by & filed under Recruiting Software.

Top Applicant Tracking Systems Taleo UltiPro Kenexa-Brassring Jobvite iCIMS

After the popular Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems article we shared last month, we thought we’d look at the top 5 ATS’s based on Google search traffic (courtesy of Google Trends). You can click the trend line below to refine the search more (including adding other ATS search terms). Disclaimer: We at Ongig share this type… Read more »

ADP Spin-Off Launches New Employer Brand in 45 Days

Posted by & filed under Employer Branding.

CDK Global ADP Virtual Edge | Ongig Employer Branding

When Ongig held our first kick-off meeting with ADP on the morning of August 15th about their huge Dealer Services spin-off, we were impressed by their ambitious goal: launching a complete new employer brand along with careers site and overhaul of job descriptions within 45 days (by October 1st) — the new business would immediately… Read more »

The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems

Posted by & filed under Recruiting Software.

applicant tracking systems, applicant tracking software, taleo, iCims, Brassring, Jobvite

  2018 Editor’s NOTE — We have the updated version for 2018 here: The Top 100 Applicant Tracking System in 2018 Enjoy! — Rob ————— Our Ongig team talks to 100’s of people a year about which applicant tracking system they use because the ATS is often directly related to candidate experience and employer branding (things… Read more »

Autodesk Puts Video Interview of Hiring Manager in Job Description

Posted by & filed under Video Job Descriptions.

Nice work, Autodesk, for putting their hiring manager in a video on their job description for Director of AutoCAD Verticals Product Line. The hiring manager is VP of AutoCad Products at Autodesk Amy Bunszel (an 11 year Autodesk veteran) and she answers questions from Andrew Levy, Autodesk’s Social Media & Talent Brand Manager. Ongig shares Autodesk’s… Read more »

Customers Venting About RMK/Jobs2Web

Posted by & filed under Recruitment SEO.

Jobs2Web (now known as SuccessFactors RMK) was a pioneer in managing your recruiting presence online. If you were lucky enough to work with the Minnetonka, MN-based startup in the late 2000’s you likely had a very personal experience. When you needed something done, you had someone to lean on. You could do innovative things (e.g. recruiting… Read more »

Yes, Your Taleo Jobs Can Look this Awesome on Mobile

Posted by & filed under Mobile.

Do you use Taleo? If you do, your job descriptions on a phone probably look like the old “help-wanted” ads your parents once used to find jobs…but even worse-looking because they have to fit on a tiny screen! This is no knock on Taleo — it was designed to track, not attract candidates. Taleo has… Read more »

7 Cool and Effective Tips for Your Careers Site

Posted by & filed under Company Career Site.

I look at a lot of careers pages and wanted to pass along seven ideas I ran across lately that might help you move the needle on driving candidate experience. 1) Use a Headline Qualcomm grabs your attention with a simple and eye-grabbing headline: “Get Your Mobile On”. Reason this is important: Copywriting is key… Read more »

The Best Recruiters in the Future Will Have to “Think Granular”

Posted by & filed under Trends.

I like trends, and the recruiting trend of things going more granular is one I’ve been thinking about lately. By “granular”, I’m talking about things getting chunked down to smaller, more particular items…think grains of sand on a beach versus the beach itself.   The Internet is causing all this of course…I know, no big… Read more »