New CEO Takes To Twitter For Recruiting

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A promoted tweet came across my feed about a month ago that caught my attention. It was the new CEO of a San Francisco startup talking about recruiting, and communicating with candidates. I immediately liked the idea because it stood out.     Think about how common the narrative for San Francisco startups has become…. Read more »

Evergreen Jobs

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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 »

Uber Job Ad Reveals Company Mindset

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I’m not an Uber-hater. I use the service every couple of months, and I’ve always had a positive experience. What I am is an employment branding strategist. I live in the online recruiting world every day. This includes assessing job descriptions. I’ve read thousands of them in 2014, and I just read one for Uber that… Read more »

Top 17 LinkedIn Mobile Job Ad Platforms [SlideShare]

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LinkedIn says they are on their way to having 50% of their traffic being mobile. This trend cannot be ignored if you spend time, money, and/or resources on: 1) LinkedIn Recruiter — Jobs advertised through InMail, postings, and sharing 2) Job Wrapping — Automatically posting multiple jobs from your ATS to LinkedIn 3) Job Postings… Read more »

11 Examples of Modern Job Descriptions

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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 »

Will Workday “Eat Taleo’s Lunch”?

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* Update on June 30, 2016.  Interestingly, subsequent to this article, Taleo and Workday both ranked #1 for different things in the recent Top 70 ATS’s Research Report (Taleo is #1 in market share and Workday is #1 in market share growth year to year)   A former Taleo exec commented to us the other day… Read more »

The Makings of a Modern Job Description

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For all of the energy and resources being poured into Employer Branding, one major pain point still remains: job descriptions. Job descriptions are easy to pick on, and for good reason. Most of them are text-riddled, mis-formatted, non-mobile friendly web pages that you wouldn’t send to your best friend. It’s not like most companies don’t… Read more »

Is Your Recruiting Process Broken?

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“Our recruiting process is broken”. I’m hearing this more and more from Talent Leaders lately. It’s usually a comment made made out of frustration. Many companies execute most of the recruiting process very well, yet nearly all employers have at least some glaring deficiencies. Here are 6 parts of the recruiting process to examine to see… Read more »

The Top 5 ATS’s by Google Search Traffic

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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

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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 »

5 Ways to Crush Campus Recruiting

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I’ve worked the aisles of college career fairs dozens of times. In my 14 years with Allegis Group, hiring new grads was always a key to building our company. We trained these young men and women to be the next generation of leaders in our company. As a Director, my role was to make sure… Read more »

The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems

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  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

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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 »

5 Ways to be a More Proactive Recruiting Leader

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I’ve been recruiting for 19 years and my ears perk up when I hear a theme from Talent Leaders pop up more than a few times. Lately, what I’m hearing is that they feel they need to be more “proactive” in their recruiting efforts. A prime example is Red Bull: their Director of Talent Bryce… Read more »

Customers Venting About RMK/Jobs2Web

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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 »