5 Free Ways to Boost Your Glassdoor Ratings

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Not happy with your Glassdoor ratings? First off: don’t worry many employers are not. But your Glassdoor rating has become a number that affects your hiring. For instance, Appcast recently confirmed that higher Glassdoor ratings increased apply rates for job ads. The average Glassdoor employer rating is 3.4 out of 5 (that doesn’t sound very good,… 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 »

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 »

CDM Smith’s Simple Yet Powerful Example of Employer Branding

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We see lots of employer branding examples out there but this one seems simple, cheap and super-effective. It comes courtesy of engineering and construction leader CDM Smith. It’s a simple employee photo contest: They asked employees to submit their best photos related to “what we do.” Employees sent in 300+ entries They added a select… Read more »

Geico’s Awesome “Meet Our Recruiters” Page

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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 »

The Top 8 Things Candidates Really Care About in Employer Branding

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When it comes to your employer brand, there’s a disconnect between what the candidate really cares about versus what you employers think they care about. That’s one finding from Hinge Research Institute’s recently-released terrific Employer Brand Study where they surveyed 800+ employers and job seekers. The study is full of great employer branding research but this one graphic below really stood… Read more »

Employer Branding Interest Has Tripled in the Last Decade

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According to Google Trends, Employer Branding interest has tripled over the last decade. Roles have been reversed in the recruiting world. Now the employer is the seller and the candidate is the buyer, forcing employer’s to explore new ways to engage candidates. One of these new ways is Employer Branding,  the process of presenting a… Read more »

Amazon Has $1.2 million in Market Value per Employee to Attract Talent

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Thanks to “Larry the Recruiter” of Management and Capital Partners for pointing out this interesting video from NYU Marketing Professor Scott Galloway.  Amazon is notorious for de-prioritizing profits and instead focusing on growth. Professor Galloway makes the point that Amazon’s sacrifice of profits has boosted its market value so much that Amazon now has 10X the market value… Read more »

The New Marines Recruitment Ad Campaign Focuses on Attracting Millennials

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The Marines recently rolled out their latest recruitment ad campaign this past Friday focused on attracting women and millennials (those of recruiting age). Strategically placed, the ad campaign aired during the first round of the beloved March Madness college basketball tournament. “The campaign was created around three concepts, fighting self-doubt, fighting the nation’s battles and… Read more »

Negative Digital Candidate Experience Looks Like This…

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If you ever feel like your job pages or employer branding are sub-par, don’t fret — just have a quick look at this: I came across a major healthcare employer (500+ job openings!) and found 2 shocking things. FYI –Mom and dad taught me not to kick someone when they’re down, so I’m keeping the name of this employer… Read more »

2017 Social Recruiting Strategies Conference (SRSC) Insights: Day 2

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The  2017 Social Recruiting Strategies Conference (SRSC) has begun and is creating quite a buzz in the talent acquisition/recruiting industry. In case you’re missing it here are the 5 key points that the SRSC will cover: In-depth practical recruiting tips Strategies to turn passive candidates into active candidates Engaging employees in order to develop a… 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 »

Glassdoor Summit Day 1 Summary

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It’s that time of the year again, and the Glassdoor Summit in San Francisco is the place to be. This event focuses on the ever-evolving talent acquisition landscape with a focus on talent attraction, recruiting, employer branding, and culture. We’re focusing on Days 2 and 3 because that’s where the real meat and potatoes are,… Read more »

This Employee Value Proposition is Front and Center

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Nice to see Parexel (pharmaceutical ) putting its Employee Value Proposition (EVP) front and center on their career home page (right above the job search).   …it then leads to this pop-up of how they define their EVP.  

Google Now Shows 10 to 15 Pictures per Job Description

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If you thought recruiting against Google was already tough, it just got a bit tougher — they now include 10 to 15 pictures of their culture in most of their job descriptions. Check it out below! But don’t fret — you can add video, pictures, chat, ratings & reviews and tons of other features to your… Read more »