3 Simple Ways To Create Transparent Job Descriptions

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The best candidates crave transparency. Employers who are hesitant about transparency in their job descriptions may inadvertently cause job seekers to lose interest (Harris Poll of 1,100 adults in May 2018). Here are some tips: 3 ways to create more transparent job descriptions 1. Salaries The #1 thing in job descriptions that candidates are about is salary… Read more »

5 Creative Things to Add to Your Job Ads

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If your job ad doesn’t stand out, neither will you. Here are 5 ideas you might not have thought of. Enjoy. 1. Employer Branding Tab A lot of employers talk about their employer brand. Dutch clothing manufacturer Hunkemöller has actually written it into their job descriptions. Candidates click the middle tab (see below) and get a… Read more »

5 Free Ways to Boost Your Glassdoor Ratings

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Not happy with your Glassdoor ratings? First off: don’t worry many employers are not. But your Glassdoor rating has become a number that affects your hiring. For instance, Appcast recently confirmed that higher Glassdoor ratings increased apply rates for job ads. The average Glassdoor employer rating is 3.4 out of 5 (that doesn’t sound very good,… Read more »

8 Ways to Create “Dynamic Job Descriptions”

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Most job descriptions are text-only and static. We all know that. So, how do you make a job description dynamic? Here are 8 ideas: 1) Branding (Header/Footer & Color Scheme) You might start with the simplest move: adding your branding. The branding items to include on your job descriptions include your: Header and footer (I’d… Read more »

10 Examples of an Awesome Company Career Page

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If you want to have the best company career page, look at the career home pages below. Some are terrific all the way through and others have a couple of awesome ideas you can borrow. And you can get most of the career page features below through Ongig’s Candidate Experience Software. GoDaddy Company Career Page Attention-grabbing hero… 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 Types of Different Recruitment Videos

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If you’re short on ideas for which type of recruitment videos to choose for your company career site and job descriptions, here are 10 examples we culled for you. Enjoy! Aspirational Recruitment Video This Walmart recruiting video aims at repositioning what Walmart is all about (i.e. not just a retail chain). ;   Team-Oriented Recruitment… Read more »

Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 2)

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There wasn’t enough room in our previous Best Company Career Sites of 2017 (Vol. 1) piece, so we did a Volume 2! Here are some of the best company career sites with an emphasis on the careers home page. Banfield Pet Hospital If you have anything that tugs at a candidate’s heart, show it. Banfield is… Read more »

12 Killer Facts on “Employee Branding”

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You hear a lot about employer branding these days but what about ’employee’ branding? What I mean by employee branding is the concept of specifically leveraging your employees as brand ambassadors to help you better recruit. I was inspired last week by the terrific post: Stop Employer Branding, Start Employee Branding, by Tom Laine out of Finland — it included… Read more »

Oracle’s Employee Testimonial On Instagram Wins by a “Landslide”

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The recent interview with Oracle Global Recruitment Marketing Head Celinda Appleby had a great little factoid you should care about if you’re interested in getting an increase in employer branding and followers through social recruiting. Basically, Oracle found that getting one of their employees to post an “I Love My Job” campaign on Instagram (the first image… Read more »