Virtual Assistant Job Description Template

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Need to hire a virtual assistant? I’ve hired 5 in my career and thought I’d  share the virtual assistant job description template I use for these hires. I like to think I get better each time I write a new JD to hire a VA. And special thanks to my friend Ramit Sethi of I Will… Read more »

3 Taleo Clients Enhancing Their Job Postings (Before & After)

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Your job postings are a key piece of your recruitment strategy. And if you’re a Taleo client there’s a good chance you’re considering enhancing your job postings. The top-level goals of your job postings are to: Engage the candidate Convert the candidate With these goals in mind, you’ll want to look at your Taleo job… Read more »

Recruitment Marketing: The Ultimate Guide

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Recruitment marketing is vital to talent acquisition. In the guide below, I share a primer on all things recruitment marketing. You’ll find tips including: What is Recruitment Marketing? The Recruiting Funnel & Recruitment Marketing Awareness Facebook Recruitment Marketing Examples Interest & Consideration Recruitment Marketing Strategies Company Career Page Job Postings Diversity & Inclusion Statement Diversity… Read more »

5 Examples of Affirmative Action Plan Statements

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Some of you need to have affirmative action plans, according to the Executive Order 11246 Title 41 Affirmative Action Requirements. As part of this, you publish what’s called an affirmative action statement  (or “affirmative action policy statement”) Below are 5 samples of affirmative action statements. You might also check out SHRM’s “Affirmative Action: Statement of Affirmative… Read more »

7 Examples of the Questions Top Brands Use to Start Their Job Postings

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Starting your job posting with a question is smart and effective. Just like it’s proven in sales that asking questions can convert customers at 10X the rate than average (see the SPIN Selling book), so too does asking questions in your job ads. The reason? Yep, I just asked YOU the reader a question. 🙂… Read more »

The Ultimate Job Board For Video Talent?

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There’s a new job board in town and it’s focused solely on video. Vimeo, known as one of the biggest video sharing platforms recently announced its entry into the job market with Vimeo For Hire.      They’ll have over 30,000 video producers, editors, directors, operators, and more available for hire. “Every business, brand,… Read more »

10+ Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements

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Inclusion Statements appear on web pages, in job postings and, sometimes, in bigger reports (see PepsiCo below). They have become vital copy to attract the best talent. After all, the best talent values inclusivity. Below are 10+ examples of Inclusion Statements I hope you draw inspiration from. Note: If you like this article, you might… Read more »

3 Examples of Cornerstone OnDemand Job Page Overlays

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Are you an employer using Cornerstone OnDemand? Cornerstone’s product offerings include: Cornerstone Recruiting Cornerstone Learning Cornerstone Performance Cornerstone HR  I’ll focus on Cornerstone Recruiting because that’s where the applicant tracking system is — and where the job pages are generated.   What is a Cornerstone OnDemand job page overlay? A job page overlay is a… Read more »

Here’s What Happened When I Appeared on Recruiting Brainfood (Boom!)

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Do you know about the email newsletter by Hung Lee called Recruiting Brainfood? If you’re into recruiting, you should. Here’s an example of its influence. On 2 recent Recruiting Brainfood newsletters (August 25th and Sept. 1st), Hung Lee linked to Ongig articles I wrote. The traffic and # of leads from Brainfood ranked right up… Read more »

5 Examples of Lever ATS Job Page Overlays [2021 Update]

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Are you using the Lever ATS? Lever is a top ATS among employers in our Top Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS Software) in 2020 blog post. Lever Hire Lever Nurture Lever Analytics We’ll focus on Lever’s applicant tracking system since that’s where job pages are generated. Now let’s talk about Lever job page overlays.   What is… Read more »

How and Why to Attract Former Felons in Your Job Postings

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With unemployment in the U.S. at the lowest rate (3.9%) in 19 years, companies like Apple, Boeing, McDonalds and Delta Airlines are hiring former felons. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo describes this massive talent pool: “70 million Americans have a criminal record—that’s 1 in 3 adults. There are currently 2.3 million people behind bars in this… Read more »

Using Workday Recruiting ATS? Here Are Key Areas to Optimize

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Are you an employer using the Workday ATS? Workday Recruiting has grown to become a top applicant tracking system among employers. For example, Workday edged out Taleo as the #1 ATS used by Fortune 500 companies according to our recent ATS report for Fortune 500 companies:   As Workday continues to be a top ATS system,… Read more »

Top Applicant Tracking Systems Leading Employers Migrate To (2019)

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An applicant tracking system migration is one of the biggest HR projects you’ll face in talent acquisition. Are you curious which ATS systems leading employers are moving to? As part of our research into ATS market share (see Top ATS Systems Used by the Fortune 500 in 2019 (Workday Beats Taleo) and The Top Applicant Tracking Systems… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Remove LGBTQ Bias from Your Job Descriptions

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Do the words in your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias? If you’re hiring 100+ people per year, it’s more likely than not that your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias, according to Ongig’s Text Analyzer job description software. I’ll give you some tips to remove LGBTQ bias below. First off, what is LGBTQ? The acronym stands… Read more »

How Does Jeff Bezos Score Writing His First Amazon Job Ad?

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Early Amazon employee Glenn Fleishman told Internet History Podcast that Amazon had a hard time hiring developers in its early days. We decided to run Amazon’s first known job posting (from August 22, 1994) through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to see how his job description text scores using today’s best technology. Ongig’s Text Analyzer is… Read more »