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 »

5 Company Career Site Mistakes To Avoid

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Make sure to avoid these 5 common mistakes on your career site — doing so will vastly improve your digital candidate experience: 1) No Category and Location Pages (Candidate Experience) If you could make the job search easier for a candidate, wouldn’t you? You’d be surprised how many companies, large and small, don’t have department and/or location specific… Read more »

These 5 Companies Showcase Microsites for their Work From Home Jobs

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If you have work from home jobs, you are leaving money on the table by not showcasing them off your company career page. Check out these stats from Google on candidate searches of work-from-home/virtual jobs: Keyword Daily Searches Monthly Searches work from home jobs 5,400 162,000 work at home jobs 1,324 39,720 remote jobs 396… Read more »

The American Heart Association Leverages Diversity Recruiting Microsites

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Great piece on diversity recruiting strategies employed by the American Heart Association (AHA) at SHRM last week. Most of their focus has been on diversity recruiting microsites. Some highlights: Diversity Recruiting Best Practices at AHA Hired a diversity recruiting specialist Built six diversity recruiting microsites focused on diverse candidates, veterans and people with disabilities. Back-linked those sites and… Read more »

Amazon Builds Candidate Experience Content Management System for All Employees to Use

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We found a surprising nugget at Amazon.jobs when we did our 20 of the Best Company Career Sites article. They now have an Amazon Candidate Experience microsite and on there was a one-line bullet claiming that Amazon now possesses a home-grown content management system allowing ALL employees to publish content on Amazon.jobs. Here’s the bullet (also pictured below): “We built a… 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 »

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 »

Best Company Career Sites Honorable Mention

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We did a post recently on the best company career sites. Below are some honorable mentions we wanted to give a shout-out to: Hallmark Job Search & Department Microsites — The first thing they provide is a job search by keyword, location, and then 8 pics/tiles that link off to different departments and Internships. Each… Read more »

20 of the Best Company Career Sites (and Why!)

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If you are redoing your company career site, check out the list below — it’s a list of 20 company career sites that have impressed us recently. We included career pages from large publicly traded enterprises on down to smaller companies you’ve likely never heard of. The 20 company career sites below are in alphabetical order and… Read more »

Sutherland’s Evergreen Jobs Landing Page

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If you’ve got any evergreen jobs (a job in which the position is always open), you might consider creating a special landing page for just that job. For example, Sutherland Global constantly requires a regular flow of hires for 2 positions (customer support and sales people) in their call center in Rochester, NY (a tough market where unemployment is low) so… Read more »

5 Creative Tips to Recruit Millennials (based on data!)

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Talent Acquisition leaders often ask me how to best attract the 80 million millennial candidates out there. I thought of this question the other day when I stumbled across the American Millennials report (4,259 millennials surveyed) by Barkley (the 100%-employee owned ad agency out of Kansas City), and the Boston Consulting Group. It’s a few years old now but… Read more »

Yelp Recruits Sales Reps by Location Using Slideshare

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If you are recruiting a sales force, you should be inspired by Yelp: they are, in my opinion, one of the top 10 employers in the world at recruiting sales people (if I told you how many people they hire each year, you wouldn’t believe me!). Yelp needs to be that good to drive the 40% sales growth they achieved last quarter!… Read more »

GEICO Goes Local With Location-Based Microsites

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It’s a challenge for enterprise companies to cater to candidates by location. Yet the payoff can be huge, because candidates are hungry for the most relevant information available about job opportunities. Candidates scour the internet for specifics on jobs they are considering. They want more than just the job description. They want details about the… Read more »

Recruiting Q&A: Analytics with Groupon & Charles Schwab

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Last week we wrote about the 5 basic metrics for your careers site. The article was inspired by two talent leaders we talked to who are using Google Analytics to better understand their careers site and candidate experience. As a follow up, we invited these two talent leaders to share more about how they got started… Read more »