Pandora/Rdio Layoffs Are a Hiring Jackpot If You’re on “Speed Dial”

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The Pandora acquisition of Rdio for $75 million turned out to be a good day for Lithium Technologies. Note: Technically, Pandora is acquiring the assets of Rdio and Rdio is laying off 100+ people — many of the Rdio product/engineering people are getting employment offers from Pandora.  Lithium’s talent acquisition head Britt Ryan was one of… Read more »

4 Funny Recruiting Videos that Attracted Candidates

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Recruiting videos can generate 10’s of thousands to millions of candidate views. While it’s important to have formal/serious videos that articulate employer brand and company culture, it’s also effective to show the more human, down to earth side with humor and fun. Here are a few employers and employees who nailed it with recruitment videos that caught… Read more »

The 14 Amazonian Recruiting Videos (all Women!)

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I’m real impressed by Amazon’s Beyond the Badge set of recruiting videos utilizing different female team members. A few reasons: Video length — Each recruitment video is around one minute or less– this is good. Ongig’s data shows that candidates usually trail off after about 45 to 60 seconds. Diversity — The videos are all of women, which… Read more »

11 Examples of Modern Job Descriptions

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We all know job descriptions are important. 77.3% of candidates say that JD’s are the most useful content regarding employment with your company (source: Candidate Experience Awards Survey 2014). Note: Check out our free Job Descriptions Guide — it tells you everything we know about JDs, job ads and the like! Ongig often shares stories of… Read more »

Autodesk Puts Video Interview of Hiring Manager in Job Description

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Nice work, Autodesk, for putting their hiring manager in a video on their job description for Director of AutoCAD Verticals Product Line. The hiring manager is VP of AutoCad Products at Autodesk Amy Bunszel (an 11 year Autodesk veteran) and she answers questions from Andrew Levy, Autodesk’s Social Media & Talent Brand Manager. Ongig shares Autodesk’s… Read more »

Video Job Descriptions Get 487% Pop Over Text Job Descriptions

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Online job descriptions are one of the few Web pages whose primary design has not changed since they first appeared on Online Career Center, Monster and DICE in the early ’90s. Job descriptions continue to look like little more than old print help-wanted ads pasted online. What happens to candidate engagement when you add a… Read more »

How To Make Low-Cost Recruiting Videos That Drive Your Employer Brand

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If you’ve read the book Blue Ocean Strategy, you know that the authors outlined ways to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant. Apply that to recruiting, and video has been one of the tools highly discussed in setting a company apart with candidates. The challenge is that video may seem difficult to… Read more »

A Few Easy Ways to 20X Candidate Engagement on Your Careers Page

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We were psyched when Jobvite yesterday released the stat that 56.63% of people spend less than 10 seconds when they visit a Careers page. “Less than ten seconds!” Wow. What a lost opportunity. We decided to look at the stats of our clients (the ones we fully tracked through Google Analytics like Yelp, O’Neill Sports… Read more »

10 Awesome “Careers Page” Ideas You Might Have Missed

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Most Careers pages are boring. As we pointed out last month, some remind you of a visit to the DMV. On the flip side, some employers do an outstanding job of making their Jobs section stand out. Here are 10 solid ideas worth considering. 1) Show Your Hiring Manager Once a candidate knows the industry, role… Read more »

Top Quotes From The Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

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Several of Social Recruiting’s top thought leaders gathered in San Francisco last week at a conference focused on the latest trends in the field. The roster of experts ranged from corporate talent acquisition executives, to entrepreneurs bringing new technology, to specialists in the latest techniques in Social Recruiting. I combed through pages of notes, and… Read more »

How Much Time Will Candidates Spend On Job Descriptions? (Our Top 10)

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Some of you have asked Ongig: “How engaged are job candidates with the next-gen job descriptions you’re building?” One metric we look closely at is “average time on page.” Below are the top 10 job descriptions based on time avg. spent per page (note: all are Ongiggitized jobs).

Social Recruiting 2013: Think Like Marketing

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As the “battle for talent” heats up in 2013, the buzz will be about the hot trends in Social Recruiting: Employer Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Sharing, Talent Communities, and Recruitment Videos. Talk to your colleagues in Marketing and you’ll hear about a similar focus: Branding, Mobile Engagement, Social Media, Customer Interaction, and Video Advertising. Take… Read more »

The 5 Things Everyone Should Know About SEO in Job Descriptions

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No one but Larry and Sergey know the secret sauce in Google’s algorithm, but there are 5 principles to help you “think like Google” that will help your SEO (search engine optimization) for your job description. 1) The URL Should Be In Plain English Let’s start at the top: the URL. The basic rule of… Read more »

These 5 Top Facebook Career Pages “Get It”

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[2016 Editor’s NOTE: Ongig (the video job description platform) did an update to this post at Top Facebook Company Career Pages (and Why!) (2016) The traditional recruiting approach is to hire a third party recruiting firm or individual recruiter who writes boring job descriptions, throws “hail mary” listings on job boards and works their network. There is… Read more »

Klout Breaks Records With This Facebook Recruiting Activity

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Congrats to Klout on last week’s Big Data Engineer job posting — Klout Chief Scientist Ding Zhou and his hiring team quickly garnered 100+ Facebook Likes for its Big Data Engineer job opportunity, a new record based on our unofficial stats! And those Facebook Likes have generated more than 400 visits from Facebook, which is… Read more »