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 »

Creating a New Company Career Site: The Definitive Guide

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It’s no secret that your company career site is one of the most important elements of your recruiting strategy. In fact, it’s a culmination of many initiatives: candidate experience, employer branding, recruitment marketing, diversity and inclusion. Bottom line? If you want to attract, engage and convert more candidates, optimizing your company career site is a… Read more »

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

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“When it comes to investing in diversity, 71% of talent professionals report that achieving gender parity at their company is a top priority.” – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends Report I curated some stats and added some actionable tips to help you with your gender diversity recruiting strategy.   1. “Men apply for a job when… Read more »

What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

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We’ve had some people ask about the difference between job descriptions, job postings and job ads. It’s a valid question since these terms are often used interchangeably. Here’s some clarity based on the many years my team and I have spent automating our job description software. What is a Job Description? The phrase “job description:… Read more »

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2019

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If you look at the best job descriptions (below) you’ll notice a pattern. Most have: Multi-Column Format — Easier to read. That’s why most magazines and newspapers use them! Good Employer Branding — Consistent color, font and perhaps even corporate messaging (especially helpful if a candidate comes from a job board and hasn’t seen the… Read more »

3 Examples of SuccessFactors ATS Job Page Overlays

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If you’re a SuccessFactors ATS customer you may be looking for ways to customize your SuccessFactors pages. As one TA leader told me: “I want to complete control of the UI of the job!” The SuccessFactors ATS, like other ATS’s, is mostly focused on “tracking” (not “attracting”) candidates. As they should be. Here’s an example… Read more »

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Key Elements of Your “Digital” Candidate Experience

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The Digital Candidate Experience is an integral part of recruiting and talent acquisition. You might recall 5 Key Steps Of Your “Digital” Candidate Experience we published a while back. We decided to make an infographic for easy readability and quick reference. You can download the infographic HERE. Why I Made This There are many aspects of the candidate experience… Read more »

5 Examples of Greenhouse ATS Job Page Overlays

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If you’re a customer of the awesome Greenhouse Software ATS, you may be looking for ways to enhance your job pages. Remember what James Ellis of The Talent Cast said about ATS’s: “Applicant tracking systems were never meant to be pretty (external), they were meant to help manage workflows (internal)”. A default, out-of-the-box Greenhouse job page might… Read more »

6 Reasons to Include Commute Time on Job Ads

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The commute to work is a huge factor in recruiting and considering candidates. Out of the 1,000’s of job ads we’ve looked at, <1% include this information. Long commute times result in more stress, late attendance and missed meals. All of these things contribute to low job satisfaction (an employer’s nightmare). An Example of Commute Information… Read more »

“Needs”-Based Job Ads Outperform “Skills” Job Ads by 14%

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I love job ads. I just found a study on them that I feel silly for missing. Sorry! It shows that speaking to a candidate’s needs in a job ad gets you 13.6% more applicants than focusing on the skills your job requires. In other words, focusing on THEM beats focusing on YOU. Not only… Read more »

A List of 20 Awesome Employee Benefits

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Did you know that 608,000+ people per month do a Google search on this type of phrase: “[name of employer] benefits”? (Assurant, Walmart, Costco are the top 3 by the way). Candidates want to know the list of perks and benefits that big (and small) companies are offering. Did you also know that each benefit… Read more »

5 Key Steps Of Your “Digital” Candidate Experience

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When you think candidate experience, I bet you think “post-apply” process like interviews and follow-ups. But what about the “digital” or “pre-apply” candidate experience?   Here are 5 steps of your “digital” or “pre-apply” candidate experience and the purpose they serve: 1. Company Career Page Company career pages should be focused on attracting and engaging…. Read more »

7 Reasons “Why” Candidates Should Work for You

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The most important question a candidate has is: “Why should I work for you?” The operative word is “why”. That’s why it’s surprising that the 4 most common sections of a job description focus almost entirely on answering the question “What?” Examples: Overview/Summary of Job — Most JDs use this to say “what” the position… Read more »

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Candidate Needs (for Job Ads)

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I’m reading a great new book about winning political fights — it’s called The Fixer by Bradley Tusk. It reminded me of a powerful marketing tool (“self-interest”) to win over candidates through job ads. What’s a job candidate’s top self-interest? You could do worse than to use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I’ve transposed the normal Maslow… Read more »

How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract Millennials

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Recruiting millennials is critical. Millennials (born 1982-2003) will make up 1 of 3 adults in America by 2020 and 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, according to the Brookings Report (see “How Millennials Could Upend Wall Street And Corporate America”). Veronica Wright, a CEO at ResumesCentre talked about hiring millennials recently: “The energy and… Read more »