Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]

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There are a ton of great HR/Recruitment blogs. But which ones get the most traction and are right for you? We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 HR blogs by organic traffic they receive via Google and search engines (see Methodology below). Ongig, of course, has its own recruiting blog — you’re reading it… Read more »

The Top 100 Employer Brands Searched for By Candidates [2019]

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Who are the top employer brands? There’s plenty of great employer brand research out there (see Comparably, Glassdoor, Universum and WilsonHCG). One other measurement is how often candidates search for your company. We took data from our favorite SEO Tool ahrefs to find out which companies candidates search for the most. Methodology & Disclaimers: Our methodology is simple though… Read more »

7 Awesome Company Career Pages

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Your company career page says a lot about you. First impressions count. It might be the candidates’ first time seeing such recruiting vitals as your Employer Brand Team Benefits Values Here are 7 awesome company career pages that caught our attention (and a few bullets on why!): Panasonic Avionics Career Page Great Headline — “There’s… Read more »

Recruitment Marketing: The Ultimate Guide

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Recruitment marketing is vital to talent acquisition. In this guide I share a primer on recruitment marketing with hopefully-helpful tips, including: My definition of recruitment marketing The 6 stages of the recruiting funnel 4 recruitment marketing strategies The 3 major benefits you’ll see from effective recruitment marketing So if you want to engage more candidates… Read more »

Best Career Pages 2019 (Part 2)

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If you’re looking for a list of the best career pages in 2019, you’ve come to the right place (note: the Part 1 of this is here: The 15 Best Career Pages in 2019). Here’s the deal: Company career pages are evolving at an astounding rate. With employer branding and recruitment marketing initiatives taking priority,… Read more »

15 Best Job Ads Examples (2019)

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Today I’m going to reveal the best job ads examples in 2019. You’re bound to find some job ad ideas to draw inspiration from. First, Let’s look at what the best job ads contain: Consistent Branding — Clear logos at the top of the page and throughout the job ad. The page’s color scheme is… Read more »

Why Starting Your Job Postings with “About Us” is Usually a Mistake

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Where should your “About Us” section go in a job posting? The start? The middle? The end? If you guessed the start, you’re not alone, but you might be in for a surprise about its effectiveness. An informal survey of job postings on Indeed, Glassdoor and Google for Jobs shows that 53.8% of employers start… Read more »

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 Storytelling Steps to Transform Your Career Site

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If you want your career site to attract and convert the best candidates, it helps to borrow lessons from the best storytellers. Screenplay writers, for instance, are masters at getting us (the viewer) to sit down for: 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes (first 7 seasons of Game of Thrones) 22 hours and 40 minutes… Read more »

Employer Branding Strategies from Working at Uber, WeWork and Autodesk

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If you’re into employer branding, you’re in for a treat. Below is my interview with Andrew Levy. Andrew and I first met in 2012 at a TMP Worldwide/Intuit vendor day. Jason Webster of Ongig/Glassdoor/Greenhouse fame was there too. Since then, Andrew has worked on the talent branding teams at WeWork, Uber and Autodesk. He’s got a… Read more »

Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions (The Ultimate List)

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Today I’m going to show you a VERY effective list of employer branding strategies for your job descriptions. In fact, you’ll find 30+ strategies, tips and examples in this post. So if you’re looking to build powerful, converting job postings you’ll really enjoy this list.   Employer Branding on Job Descriptions vs Company Career Page… Read more »

15 Best Career Pages in 2019

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Are you doing a career page redesign or creating a new one altogether? Our 15 Best Careers Pages (2019) is here to help! Remember: the goal of a company career page is to get the candidates’ attention so that they dive into your job postings. Below, you’ll find the 15 best career pages we’ve found… 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 »

The Top 10 Problems TA Leaders Tell Me About

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My job is awesome. I chat with talent acquisition leaders most of the day, and then I work with the Ongig team to create software to (hopefully) solve those problems! About a year ago, I started a spreadsheet of the problems TA leaders shared with me. I decided to now share them with you —… Read more »