7 Reasons You Should Care About Google’s New ATS

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Google recently released a new ATS and when Google releases anything new, it’s worth a close look. Afterall, they arguably have the most software engineering horsepower of any company on the planet — and the cash reserves to keep at it. Before we dive into why you should care about this new Google ATS, you might… Read more »

5 Examples of Effective “Overlays” for Taleo Job Pages

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If you’re a Taleo ATS client, you are likely frustrated with how your default job pages look “out of the box” without any customization. And that’s a clear obstacle to you having effective employer branding/candidate experience. Below are 5 examples of employers using “overlays” to Taleo to give themselves job pages that stand out, engage and convert.  Ongig… Read more »

Nestle Puts Their Own Spin On Candidate Chat

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Congrats to Nestle on their launch of “Candidate Chat with Us” feature on their company career page– it’s a great example of using employees as brand ambassadors. A candidate visits NestleUSACareers.com and sees a “CHAT WITH US” in the upper right hand-corner just as prominent a call-to-action button as the job search button below it (see… Read more »

10 Ideas to Spice Up Boring Job Descriptions

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Your job descriptions don’t have to be boring, text-based pages that reek of the days of dial-up phones and fax machines. Here are a handful of easy ways to spruce up your job descriptions to attract the very best talent.   Maps Adding a map to your job description can be super-effective and easy (leverage… Read more »

5 Ways to Utilize Your Employees On Your Job Ads

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If you are not utilizing employee advocacy on your job descriptions, you are missing an easy opportunity to add social proof (a proven technique at persuasion) to your job openings! A few stats on employee advocacy: “Employees rank as the most trusted influencers when communicating about their company’s engagement and integrity.” (Edelman 2015 Trust Barometer, January 2015)…. Read more »

10 Easy Tips to Help Boring Job Descriptions Stand Out

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Marketing 101 is that you need to get a prospect’s attention. However, most job descriptions look the same. Here are 10 ideas for you to consider adding to your job pages that will help you stand out. If you want to see a live demo of any of these, you can request a demo with… Read more »

How To Eliminate A Negative Candidate Experience On Your Job Descriptions

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Softwareadvice.com ran a survey of around 300 job seekers to figure out the top pain points of the online job application process. There was a section about job descriptions and what candidates felt were most negative about them:   Here’s how you can alleviate these pain points: Problem: Job Description lacks detail. Detail is key… Read more »

Tips For Recruiting Qualified Engineers & Developers

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Qualified engineers and developers are high in demand and low in supply, making them a very valuable asset. This puts your company in direct recruiting competition with every other company across the spectrum from start-ups to medium-sized to giant name-brand corporations. The desperation for employers to recruit and hire qualified engineers and developers turns the… 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 »