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

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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 »

Top 5 Sites A Candidate Lands On When Searching Your Company

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In Employer Branding circles, it’s catchy to hear that “candidates are behaving like consumers”. What does it really mean? From our perspective, it means that candidates are doing their homework on a company prior to applying. It’s like purchasing a big ticket item. You’re typically not going to buy a house or car without doing… Read more »

Why Your Careers Site Should Be The Center Of Your Recruiting Universe

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I was inspired recently when reading an article by Lisa Jones published on The Undercover Recruiter. The title of her article was “Why Your LinkedIn Company Page Is Still More Important Than Your Website“. The article caught my attention as I’m looking at careers sites daily, and breaking down the data on how they perform…. Read more »

It’s 10pm: Do You Know Where Your Job Descriptions Are?

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I grew up in New York in the ’70s and ’80s and there was a famous public service ad that ran many nights with the eerie message: “It’s 10pm, do you know where your children are?” I’ve been reminded of that ad lately as I look at job descriptions these days and wonder if employers/recruiters… Read more »

I Just Learned Why Some People Don’t Trust Agency Recruiters

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We had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day. It started with a cold-call and a resume to me. The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email: …the candidate that the recruiter sent over… Read more »

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words To Your Employer Brand

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Two things popped on my radar this weekend, an article questioning Yahoo!’s Employer Brand and a friend’s Facebook photos about a weekend hackathon at that same search company. The timing of the two was incredibly interesting. First, Lauren Indvik’s story about Yahoo! earned top trending status in my LinkedIn feed this past weekend. Her article titled… Read more »

How One Recruiter is Crushing Another on Craigslist

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Good to see Craigslist finally emphasizing visual job descriptions. Why should you care? Don’t you think Rocket Lawyer below is crushing Switchfly and Intrax in terms of click-throughs on their Senior Web Developer ad on Craigslist below (location aside)?   “Contrast” = Good “CRAP” I do. The reason is that it leverages “contrast”, one of… Read more »

Bullhorn Reach Should Thank You For The Free Marketing

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If you’re connected to recruiters on LinkedIn, you’ve seen the Bullhorn Reach logo in your news feed. My attention was grabbed when I saw top recruiters from Deloitte, Dow Jones, and Twitter marketing the product. Scroll down the news feed a bit further, and an ace recruiter from Lookout was marketing Bullhorn Reach as well…. Read more »

How Ongig Found Its “Unicorn” Designer for Free…Well Almost!

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Jason, Kevin and I are very psyched, and relieved, to have finished our “Unicorn Designer” search (welcome aboard, Max as employee #4!). This Unicorn search didn’t start off easy: our first real screened candidate walked out out of our offices in the middle of our Topgrading interview — I had never seen that before. And… Read more »

How YouTube Is Hurting Your Recruiting Strategy

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Video has become an effective tool in recruiting. Most Talent Leaders realize that video tells a better story than a text-based job description and 30 minute phone call. Ongig’s platform confirms that theory as we see an average time of 4 minutes 25 seconds on each of our job pages. And that average is aggregated… Read more »

The $20,000 Email

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I’m a studious reader of sites like ERE.net, SourceCon, TLNT, and RecruitingBlogs. I’ve read the debate over the demise of agency recruiting. A debate which is filled with emotion, and where sentiments are strong. Reading the commentary and online debate provides perspective, but to me it’s not enough. That’s why a recent conversation with a… Read more »

“Cookie-Cutter” Recruiting Is Killing Your Employer Brand

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As we’ve learned over the last few weeks, recruiters are taxed for time in their pursuit of top talent. This is largely due to the fact they are managing between 15-50 job openings at a time on average. The end result is the dreaded “cookie-cutter” approach. We’ve heard from leaders in corporate recruiting that they want… Read more »

Top 5 Frustrations In Corporate Recruiting

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Recruiting is difficult. Hiring an awesome employee is a very personal experience for both the candidate and the hiring team. Candidates have aspirations, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. Recruiters have the same, with the added pressure of big hiring goals to hit. We’ve been curious to know more about the things corporate recruiters perceive to being… Read more »

Kudos to Asana for Using “Responsive Design” in their Job Descriptions

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If the mobile traffic to your job pages is like Ongig’s or our clients, you’re seeing about 15% to 25% of your users using a smart phone or tablet.  And that % is about double what it was last year. But the smaller screens mean that you’re going to have adjust the design of your… Read more »

Is Facebook Stickier Than LinkedIn?

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Anyone with an eye on talent acquisition has seen the debate on whether Facebook or LinkedIn is stickier in attracting top candidates. A popular perspective is that Facebook is where you keep your personal friends, while LinkedIn is where you keep it professional. In fact, most of the folks I talk to tell me this… Read more »