How to Recruit Developers & More with Hung Lee

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If you want to get better at recruiting developers (especially in London!), or master content and marketing, you might check out Hung Lee. I first learned about Hung through Ongig’s Google Analytics — I saw that 500+ people had visited Ongig over just a few hours and that they had come from a recruiting blog… Read more »

My Candid Chat with Tim Sackett About Your “Talent Acquisition Stack”

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Last Friday I chatted with the always-colorful talent acquisition analyst Tim Sackett. He had sent me a PDF of his “Talent Stack” (software for ATS’s, recruitment marketing and recruitment operations). Tim’s got a new book coming out and he’s thinking hard about talent acquisition software. I like Tim because he calls ’em like he sees… Read more »

The 6 Key Steps for Job Description Management Software

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You need an automated system for job description management to post and fill jobs faster. Here are the key steps I recommend for your effective job description management: 1) Job Description Library If you’re reading this, I’ll assume your current job description management process is not cutting it. Let’s start from the beginning… You’re going… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg’s 7 Recruiting Tips

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If you want to be the best at recruiting it helps to look at what the best companies in the world do. I believe Facebook is one of those companies and their recruiting starts at the top…with Co-founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here are 7 recruiting strategies I’ve observed from Zuckerberg: 1) “You should never… Read more »

Epsilon’s Unique “Welcome to…” Page for Candidate Experience

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I stumbled across this terrific web page (below) by marketing leader Epsilon the other day: WelcometoEpsilon.com. It’s a simple yet powerful example of effective candidate experience and employer branding for you employers with multiple locations. Epsilon is rolling out the red carpet for new employees (and candidates!) in every office with details about each location. Here’s… Read more »

The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018

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A common question I get asked is: “What are the top applicant tracking systems I should consider using?” So, every year the Ongig team and I find the top ATS’s used by employers actively hiring…and we publish the details. We fine-tune this list of top applicant tracking systems based on community feedback — 117,000 people… Read more »

Applying The 6 Principles of Persuasion To Recruiting

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One of my very favorite business books is Influence by Dr. Robert Cialdini. He outlines 6 driving factors to persuade people to say “yes”. If you can recruit using these 6 persuasion shortcuts, you’ll get more “yes’s” and you’ll get them sooner. 1) Reciprocity The more you give someone, the more obliged they want to… Read more »

Gender-Neutral Suggestions for the Top 25 Job Titles That Still Use the Word “Man”

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Many of us are talking about gender-neutral job descriptions these days. But how about gender-neutral job TITLES? Take a look at job boards and news articles and you’ll find that many common job titles still use the word “man” in them. Search Indeed for “salesman” and you’ll find 277 job openings with that title. A… Read more »

8 Ways to Create “Dynamic Job Descriptions”

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Most job descriptions are text-only and static. We all know that. So, how do you make a job description dynamic? Here are 8 ideas: 1) Branding (Header/Footer & Color Scheme) You might start with the simplest move: adding your branding. The branding items to include on your job descriptions include your: Header and footer (I’d… Read more »

Colliers Adds Employee Value Proposition Taglines to Job Postings

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Real estate powerhouse Colliers International has a new “Power of Be” employee value proposition in its job descriptions. The opening 2 sentences of some of their latest U.S. job posting includes 3 words about what the candidate has the potential/power to “BE”.  E.g., “Be the expert” “Be a team player” “Be ambitious” Check out the… Read more »

10 Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

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A few tips from my 20+ years of writing job descriptions: Put First Things First The most important rule of the first sentence of a job description (or anything you write) is to get the candidate to read the NEXT sentence! So, you should always put the most important information first. Examples: Your opening lines… Read more »