Boost Your “Digital” Candidate Experience with Job Page Overlays

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What is a Job Page Overlay? A job page overlay (or job wrapper) is a design layer you put over your applicant tracking system to generate new job pages. This  makes your pages more engaging and attractive to candidates. You get a higher time on page and apply rate. Why Use a Job Page Overlay… 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 »

5 Companies that Use Employer of Choice Awards on their Job Descriptions

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If you’ve won an employer of choice award, that is a clear example of “social proof” to your candidates. We recommend you use it on every one of your job description pages. Note: Social Proof is one of the 6 proven principles of influence/persuasion from one of my favorite business books Influence by Robert Cialdini,… Read more »

5 Examples of Effective “Overlays” for Taleo Job Pages

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If you’re a Taleo ATS client, you are likely frustrated with how your default job pages look “out of the box” without any customization. And that’s a clear obstacle to you having effective employer branding/candidate experience. Below are 5 examples of employers using “overlays” to Taleo to give themselves job pages that stand out, engage and convert.  Ongig… Read more »

18% of Taleo ATS Clients Have Broken Back Button Pages

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Interesting factoid we just found when looking at 363 Taleo clients — when a candidate does a career site job search via the Taleo ATS, then views the job description, and then clicks the back button, there is an error page in about 18% of clients. Here’s the candidate experience flow: 1. Searches for a Job   The… Read more »

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017)

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2018 Editor’s NOTE — We have the updated version for 2018 here: The Top 100 Applicant Tracking System in 2018 —— Welcome to Ongig’s 2017 Top Applicant Tracking System Annual Report! Here are the main sections of the report and below that is the report itself chock full of ATS data, charts and insights. Enjoy! A list… Read more »

Taleo ATS Clients: You Can Still Have Great Looking Job Descriptions!

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Digital candidate experience, employer branding, and talent attraction are becoming key initiatives in recruiting and talent acquisition. Yet many applicant tracking systems (like Taleo) are falling short in these areas. We’ll break down a generic/default Taleo job description and then show you a couple of employers (Taleo clients) who use a recruitment marketing platform to… Read more »

These Taleo-Based Job Descriptions by Assurant Got My Attention

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I look at hundreds of job descriptions every week and I think the JDs by Assurant insurance (example below) are some of the better ones powered by Taleo’s applicant tracking system that I’ve seen in a while. From the HTML it looks like they used an agency (TMP) to do this with an iFrame that allows them… Read more »

Do Your Job Descriptions Pass the “Google Mobile-Friendly” Test?

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If you haven’t run your job descriptions through Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, you should definitely give it a whirl. If your JDs don’t pass the Google Mobile-Friendly test, Google will send you less traffic. To see if you pass, all you do is go to the Google Developers Mobile Friendly Test page and type in the URL… Read more »

The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems (2016)

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2018 EDITOR’S NOTE — Check out the updated 2018 version of this report here: The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018 We think it’s killer. Enjoy! — Rob ———————- Ongig first began reporting on top applicant tracking systems in September 2014 and after 30,000 people read one post on it, we decided to update it for 2016. Our goal for this one… Read more »

Make Your Job Descriptions More Sticky by Adding Glassdoor Content

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The majority (77.3%) of candidates say the job description is the most useful employment content in their decision process, according to The Talent Board, but half of candidates also search for information about you elsewhere — and these days Glassdoor is their Web site of choice. So why not combine your job descriptions with Glassdoor content for… Read more »

It’s Time To Embrace Glassdoor

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Top candidates are savvy. They know where to go when they want to learn more about a company. Increasingly that destination is Glassdoor. Time and again I’ve heard employers complain that their company has bad reviews, and this keeps them from embracing Glassdoor. These employers also rant about some of the reviews being BS, or… Read more »

Top 17 LinkedIn Mobile Job Ad Platforms [SlideShare]

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LinkedIn says they are on their way to having 50% of their traffic being mobile. This trend cannot be ignored if you spend time, money, and/or resources on: 1) LinkedIn Recruiter — Jobs advertised through InMail, postings, and sharing 2) Job Wrapping — Automatically posting multiple jobs from your ATS to LinkedIn 3) Job Postings… 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 »

Will Workday “Eat Taleo’s Lunch”?

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* Update on June 30, 2016.  Interestingly, subsequent to this article, Taleo and Workday both ranked #1 for different things in the recent Top 70 ATS’s Research Report (Taleo is #1 in market share and Workday is #1 in market share growth year to year)   A former Taleo exec commented to us the other day… Read more »