The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems

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2020 Editor’s NOTE — We have the updated version for 2020 here: Top Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS Software) in 2020 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 we… 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 »

Look What Red Bull Did with their Taleo Job Postings to Make them Awesome

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Our hats are off to Red Bull Global Talent Head Adam Yearsley and his team on their outstanding approach to job descriptions. Red Bull clearly gets branding, including at the job ad level. They still input their jobs through an ATS (Taleo), but they’ve added an interstitial design layer with media to make every job… Read more »

3 Tips For Spending Much Less On LinkedIn

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Talent Leaders tell us they want to be less dependent on LinkedIn. The first reason is typically financial. The second is they know the behavior of top candidates continues to shift. LinkedIn has changed the way recruiters recruit. We thank LinkedIn for launching a renaissance in recruiting. They will be a key player in recruiting… Read more »

How “Attractive” Is Your Careers Site?

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You’ve heard about the importance of Candidate Experience and Employment Branding. The question is…what are you doing to evaluate how your careers site is performing on these topics. In sales, it’s been said that 70% of prospects have already made their decision before talking to a human being about making the purchase. You should think… Read more »

Yes, Your Taleo Jobs Can Look this Awesome on Mobile

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Do you use Taleo? If you do, your job descriptions on a phone probably look like the old “help-wanted” ads your parents once used to find jobs…but even worse-looking because they have to fit on a tiny screen! This is no knock on Taleo — it was designed to track, not attract candidates. Taleo has… Read more »

The Top 14 Job Boards in India Driving Applications

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Many of you are beginning to hire in India and the job boards/aggregators there might be new to you. If so, you may want to look at the 14 sites below — they were the leading sources of application clicks to Ongig clients over the period of May 1 through June 22nd. Much of the traffic… Read more »

Are Your Job Descriptions Ready For The Job Aggregator Boom?

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Job aggregation is a rapidly growing business, and it’s only going to accelerate. Glassdoor, Indeed, and Simply Hired have been at the forefront of aggregating jobs for several years. In fact, Indeed

Jobvite/LinkedIn Customers: Don’t Lose Your Best Candidates this Way

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You’ve spent thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours, on your new careers site. You also spend thousands of dollars paying to advertise your jobs on sites like LinkedIn. The problem is that this is not a unified strategy. An example comes from SurveyMonkey. They are a Jobvite user, and a company we greatly admire…. Read more »

Taleo’s New First Impression

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Your company has spent thousands of dollars building an awesome careers site. The result being a beautiful front page featuring videos, pictures, social streams, and employee testimonials. The catch is that this is not the first impression for the majority of your candidates. Over 50% of candidates will come to your careers site from job… Read more »

Video Job Descriptions Get 487% Pop Over Text Job Descriptions

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Online job descriptions are one of the few Web pages whose primary design has not changed since they first appeared on Online Career Center, Monster and DICE in the early ’90s. Job descriptions continue to look like little more than old print help-wanted ads pasted online. What happens to candidate engagement when you add a… Read more »

Raising Engagement On Job Descriptions By Using Live Chat

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Are recruiters ready for real-time engagement? Phrases like “Candidate Engagement” and “Candidate Experience” are plentiful in today’s world of recruiting. For recruiters striving for engagement, the technology is available right now to put your plan into action. Last week we placed Olark live chat on every careers site and job description we power. The initial… Read more »

Top Takeaways From ERE’s 2014 Recruiting Conference

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ERE’s 2014 Recruiting Conference took place in San Diego, California on April 23rd & 24th. Thought leaders from across the globe gathered to share and learn best practices and trends in the field. Below are some of the top tweets we picked out. These tweets speak to trends, ideas, and opinions on the current state… Read more »