10 Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

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A few tips from my 20+ years of writing job descriptions: Note: If you’re lazy like me, a lot of the principles below are built into software such as these: The Top 6 Augmented Writing Tools for Job Descriptions. For more tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples.  Put First… Read more »

Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

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Do you have this problem? You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. My friend Eric Osterman (Recruitment Marketing Manager at CenturyLink calls it the “Hotel Lobby Theory” — the lobby needs to look pretty but if… Read more »

Your Company Career Site Job Search is Dead

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How would you like 70%+ more quality candidates surfing around your career site? If yes, you’re going to want to read on! On Oct. 12th, As I strode over from the old-fashioned MGM Grand hotel (where I was staying) to the tony Venetian Resort on the Vegas Strip, I was more than a bit nervous…. Read more »

3 Tips from U.S. Acute Care’s Branded Job Descriptions

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You can see 3 nice job description features below from new hospital organization U.S. Acute Solutions: 1. A picture of every office (hospital) This is an easy feature that every hospital group should consider since candidates want to picture where they work (and most hospitals have a quality picture of their location). The same applies… Read more »

17 “Touches” for Recruiting Passive Candidates

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Some candidates are worth the time. A Talent Acquisition leader at a Fortune 500 company told me the other day that their team has to make 17 touches to recruit passive candidates.  What a great stat to track! By “touches” she is referring to 17 outreach activities (she was excluding screening calls and interviews) it takes to… Read more »

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Job Description

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Writing a Job Description Mistakes to Avoid

Words matter…especially in job descriptions. Update: Since writing this article, our team here at Ongig launched a new version of our Text Analyzer software for writing job descriptions. For more tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples.  Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when writing YOUR job description: 1)… Read more »

10 Samples of an Effective EEO Statement

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EEO Statement Samples Cover

The purpose of an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) statement is to comply with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) law but there’s also a marketing aspect to it. The words in your EEO statement (which often appear in all your job postings) are also words that a candidate will measure you by. That’s why I ran every EEO statement… Read more »

Great “Overlays” For Kenexa-Brassring ATS Job Pages [2020 Update]

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Kenexa Brassring ATS Job Page Overlay

If you’re a Kenexa-Brassring ATS client, you are likely frustrated with how your default job pages look “out of the box” without any customization. And that’s a clear obstacle to you having effective employer branding/candidate experience. You might want to check out job page overlays. What is a Kenexa-Brassring ATS job page overlay? A job page overlay is… Read more »

3 Awesome Company Diversity Pages

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Apple Diversity Page Cover

If you’re serious about diversity, it helps to have a dedicated diversity page. Here are 3 company diversity pages that impress us: Apple Company Diversity Page How killer is Apple? I know: a bunch of us are fanboys (and fangirls!), but Apple comes right out with a sweet-looking diversity page with hard data on their… Read more »

10 Examples of an Awesome Company Career Page

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Godaddy Career Page Hero Image

If you want to have the best company career page, look at the career home pages below. Some are terrific all the way through and others have a couple of awesome ideas you can borrow. And you can get most of the career page features below through Ongig’s Candidate Experience Software. GoDaddy Company Career Page Attention-grabbing hero… Read more »

Geico’s Awesome “Meet Our Recruiters” Page

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Geico Meet Our Recruiters

I’m going to keep hammering home this point. The best candidates (including millennials and Generation Z) tell us that they would prefer you to be transparent. Afterall, your people/recruiters are your brand. For inspiration, check out this “Meet Our Recruiters” list that insurance company Geico does…   This page lists out about 30 recruiters. Ongig automatically inserts… Read more »

Nestle Puts Their Own Spin On Candidate Chat

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Candidate Chat Nestle Cover

Congrats to Nestle on their launch of “Candidate Chat with Us” feature on their company career page– it’s a great example of using employees as brand ambassadors. A candidate visits NestleUSACareers.com and sees a “CHAT WITH US” in the upper right hand-corner just as prominent a call-to-action button as the job search button below it (see… Read more »