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 »

Beware of These “False Positives” When Candidates Search Your Career Site

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Most company career sites have crappy job search capabilities (see Company Career Site Job Search is Likely Dead). And crappy job search = crappy candidate experience. Some of you have told me you sometimes can’t even find your own open reqs on your career site! Ouch! But you might not know about another problem: how… Read more »

Using Multiple ATS’s Doesn’t Have to Hurt Your Candidate Experience

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If you’re using multiple applicant tracking systems, it likely hurts your pre-apply candidate experience for your company career site. It might force candidates down a path before they even know which path is right for them. For example, I know one major financial company who has 12 applicant tracking systems across 12 countries. I know… Read more »

5 Ways to Provide a “One-Click” Candidate Experience

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Us consumers are now very used to a “one-click world.” Shouldn’t we treat candidates the same? As consumers, we go on Amazon and do a “one-click check-out”. We go to Google, type a word or phrase…and voila…we get great results. I wake up and click my iPhone and ask for the weather. Heck, my father-in-law… Read more »

Your Company Career Site Job Search is Dead

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How would you like 70%+ more quality candidates surfing around your career site? If yes, you’re going to want to read on! On Oct. 12th, As I strode over from the old-fashioned MGM Grand hotel (where I was staying) to the tony Venetian Resort on the Vegas Strip, I was more than a bit nervous…. 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 »

Negative Digital Candidate Experience Looks Like This…

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If you ever feel like your job pages or employer branding are sub-par, don’t fret — just have a quick look at this: I came across a major healthcare employer (500+ job openings!) and found 2 shocking things. FYI –Mom and dad taught me not to kick someone when they’re down, so I’m keeping the name of this employer… Read more »

Brookdale’s Amazing New Company Career Site

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The senior living leader Brookdale had redone its company career site and its chock full of inspiration and best practices. The career home page starts strong with an effective image and sub-headline.   Next up: They use a favorite approach of the best career sites: they show the recruiters and provide their email addresses. Remind… Read more »

5 Signs Your Applicant Tracking System Is Killing Your Recruiting

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Believe it or not applicant tracking systems can hurt your potential for attracting and recruiting. Here are 5 signs: 1. The “Back” Button Doesn’t Work on Your ATS While performing a job search if you want to go back and press the “back” button you will get an error page like the one below. We’ve seen this… Read more »

5 Mistakes Your Job Search Page Might Make to Damage Your Brand

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Your company career site job search page is a vital component of the candidate experience. However, many job search pages make some common mistakes. I ran across one employer recently, Ideal Industries, whose job search page had 5 things they could fix to improve candidate experience (and increase pipeline/traffic). I don’t mean to pick on Ideal Industries: they… Read more »

Hubspot & Fleishman Create Better Job Search & Browse For Their Candidates

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Candidates are like the rest of us, they are served by their own self-interest. So think like them. Think about what they are looking for in a company as well as a position. They care about where the location is, what department they will be working in and flexibility (part-time or full-time). It’s not enough… Read more »

Sports Authority Takes a Swing at “Black Hole” Applications

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Sports Authority, like many retailers, has a job search at their Career Site that shows every role at every store, even if they’re not actively filling that role at the moment. But as they wrote in their New Job Search blog post,  applicants to many of these jobs might not hear back from the hiring team (because they were not… Read more »