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

Posted by & filed under Company Career Site.

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 »

My Candid Chat with Tim Sackett About Your “Talent Acquisition Stack”

Posted by & filed under Recruiting Software.

Last Friday I chatted with the always-colorful talent acquisition analyst Tim Sackett. He had sent me a PDF of his “Talent Stack” (software for ATS’s, recruitment marketing and recruitment operations). Tim’s got a new book coming out and he’s thinking hard about talent acquisition software. I like Tim because he calls ’em like he sees… Read more »

5 Awesome “Overlays” For Workday ATS Job Pages

Posted by & filed under Job Descriptions.

All candidates are influenced by the core design concept of “contrast”. That’s why before-and-afters are so effective in advertising! If you’re one of the many Workday ATS clients (see Ongig’s free Top 100 ATS Report you might be frustrated with the “before” look of your job description (without software/design customization). The “Before” Workday Job Page… Read more »

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

Posted by & filed under Employer of Choice.

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 »

The Top Applicant Tracking Systems Annual Report (2017)

Posted by & filed under Applicant Tracking System.

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 »

Top 17 LinkedIn Mobile Job Ad Platforms [SlideShare]

Posted by & filed under Job Ads.

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 »

Will Workday “Eat Taleo’s Lunch”?

Posted by & filed under Recruiting Software.

* 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 »