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 »

Colliers Adds Employee Value Proposition Taglines to Job Postings

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Real estate powerhouse Colliers International has a new “Power of Be” employee value proposition in its job descriptions. The opening 2 sentences of some of their latest U.S. job posting includes 3 words about what the candidate has the potential/power to “BE”.  E.g., “Be the expert” “Be a team player” “Be ambitious” Check out the… Read more »

Awesome Interview with “Employment Brand Boundary Breaker”

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Wow, I just listened to this podcast interview of the self-proclaimed “Employment Brand Boundary Breaker” Audra Knight (her real title is Recruitment Operations Manager for Tenable Network Security). And a shout-out to TA/Innovation consultant Matt Alder of the Recruiting Future Podcast who interviewed her — I enjoyed your interview style and am now checking out your other… Read more »

CDM Smith’s Simple Yet Powerful Example of Employer Branding

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We see lots of employer branding examples out there but this one seems simple, cheap and super-effective. It comes courtesy of engineering and construction leader CDM Smith. It’s a simple employee photo contest: They asked employees to submit their best photos related to “what we do.” Employees sent in 300+ entries They added a select… Read more »

Do You Have this Massive “Drop-Off” From Career Site to Job Descriptions?

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Do you have this problem? You’ve got a solid-looking company career site page like this: The “Hotel Lobby Theory” …yet your job description pages look something more like this JD below. My friend Eric Osterman (Recruitment Marketing Manager at CenturyLink calls it the “Hotel Lobby Theory” — the lobby needs to look pretty but if… Read more »

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 »

Top Job Search Channels: The Disconnect Between Employers and Job Seekers

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There’s a big disconnect between what candidates and employers think is important, according to the Hinge Research Institute’s Employer Branding Study, a survey of 800+ professionals. They split up the audience into 2 camps: Talent-Evaluators (aka Employers): Professionals involved in their firm’s recruiting and hiring process. This group responded to questions about how they search for and… 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 some of the career home pages below. Some are terrific all the way through and others have a couple of awesome ideas you can borrow. GoDaddy Company Career Page Attention-grabbing hero media Custom header with career-oriented links Video of company culture Employer of Choice awards/badges… Read more »

Geico’s Awesome “Meet Our Recruiters” Page

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I’m going to keep hammering home this point. The best candidates (including millennials and Generation Z) tell us that they would prefer you to be transparent. Afterall, your people/recruiters are your brand. For inspiration, check out this “Meet Our Recruiters” list that insurance company Geico does…   This page lists out about 30 recruiters. Ongig automatically inserts… 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 »

Employer Branding Interest Has Tripled in the Last Decade

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According to Google Trends, Employer Branding interest has tripled over the last decade. Roles have been reversed in the recruiting world. Now the employer is the seller and the candidate is the buyer, forcing employer’s to explore new ways to engage candidates. One of these new ways is Employer Branding,  the process of presenting a… Read more »

10 Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2017

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Here are 10 examples of job ads worth looking at, whether you are revamping your own or just looking for creative job ad ideas. Last year Ongig published 10 Awesome Job Descriptions and we are already seeing many companies (big and small) making vast improvements to their job ads which show you just how fast they are evolving…. 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! 1) Job Specific Recruitment Video BMC Software uses a job-specific recruiting video for this Digital Marketing Coordinator job opening. The 37 second video highlights both… 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 »