5 Engaging “Overlays” For iCims ATS Job Pages

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If you’re an iCIMS client, you might want more engaging job descriptions than the out-of-the-box iCIMS job page which often looks something like this:   Below are 5 examples of iCIMS clients using “overlays” to give themselves job pages with stronger branding and candidate engagement.   1. T-ROC Big Title — They treat the job title… Read more »

5 Company Career Site Mistakes To Avoid

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Make sure to avoid these 5 common mistakes on your career site — doing so will vastly improve your digital candidate experience: 1) No Category and Location Pages (Candidate Experience) If you could make the job search easier for a candidate, wouldn’t you? You’d be surprised how many companies, large and small, don’t have department and/or location specific… Read more »

7 Eye-Catching Recruiting Stats from Silkroad’s 2017 “Sourcing Report”

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There are many valuable sourcing stats and insights in the “Sources of Hire 2017 Report” from applicant tracking system company Silkroad. Here are the top 7 that caught my eye: 46% of employers had difficulty filling jobs in 2016 (up from 32% in 2015) 92% of employers expect an increase in competition for talent this year Employee referrals… Read more »

Google’s New Applicant Tracking System Adds New Clients

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We just saw 2 new companies using the new Google Hire applicant tracking system: Alertus Technologies and College Chefs. This continues the new Google ATS’s growth we wrote about in the Top ATS Annual Report (2017). The Google Hire ATS job listings page at this point is a simple listing of “Current Openings” by department (see below. And… Read more »

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017)

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Welcome to Ongig’s 2017 Top Applicant Tracking System Annual Report! Here are the main sections of the report and below that is the report itself chock full of ATS data, charts and insights. Enjoy! A list of the top 99 applicant tracking systems by market share as of April 30, 2017 The top ATS systems by volume of job… Read more »

5 Mistakes Your Job Search Page Might Make to Damage Your Brand

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Your company career site job search page is a vital component of the candidate experience. However, many job search pages make some common mistakes. I ran across one employer recently, Ideal Industries, whose job search page had 5 things they could fix to improve candidate experience (and increase pipeline/traffic). I don’t mean to pick on Ideal Industries: they… Read more »

5 Huge Employers That Use Homegrown Applicant Tracking Systems

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When Ongig published The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems research, we were surprised that 11.1% of employers use a homegrown ATS instead of a commercially-available ATS.  Some of you asked about examples of big employers using homegrown applicant tracking systems. Here are 5 of them along with the job descriptions they generate:   Google  … Read more »

Do Your Job Descriptions Pass the “Google Mobile-Friendly” Test?

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If you haven’t run your job descriptions through Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, you should definitely give it a whirl. If your JDs don’t pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, Google will send you less traffic. To see if you pass, all you do is go to the Google Developers Mobile Friendly Test page and type in the URL… Read more »

The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems (2016)

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2017 EDITOR’S NOTE — Check out the updated 2017 version of this report here: The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017) We think it’s killer. Enjoy! — Rob ———————- Ongig first began reporting on top applicant tracking systems in September 2014 and after 30,000 people read one post on it, we decided to update it for 2016. Our goal for this one… Read more »

Recruiting Strategies for VMware, Slack, Stripe and Dropbox

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I caught up with talent acquisition pro Tom Wadlington the other day — Tom has some great experience including VMware, Liberty Mutual, Akamai and PriceWaterhouse. I asked him a few questions on talent acquisition strategy and recruitment marketing. Here’s what he had to say: Q: Hi Tom. You were part of the team that took VMware… 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 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 »

The Top 50 Applicant Tracking Systems

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  [2017 Editor’s NOTE — We have the updated version for 2017 here: The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017) 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 »

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 »

Recruiting Q&A: Expert Insight From Software Advice

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I recently had the opportunity to connect with Erin Osterhaus of Software Advice. Her company does an outstanding job of identifying trends in HR Technology. When you’re making critical buying decisions regarding recruiting tools, Software Advice is a great resource for expertise. Whenever I’m able to get a few minutes with experts like Erin, I want… Read more »