For a talent acquisition manager, the career website is often their first exercise in employer branding. These days, companies are deploying employer brand strategy to their social media channels as a means to further engage with talent. However, once a candidate decides to apply for a job, the rest of the hiring… Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 18, 2013 at 3:00pm —
These days, HR and Recruiting professionals seem to post new jobs everywhere, from niche sites, to job board aggregators to industry-specific landing pages and of course, all the social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This can put a new or startup hiring team in a quandary. Where to come up with hefty job board fees? What if we can't afford (or don't need) the sophisticated tools that LinkedIn has to offer? Finally, the most important question of all:
Is having MORE… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on March 7, 2013 at 12:30pm —
I must be behind the times or just in denial. Continue
I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…
Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 8:26am —
Lying is something that most people will say is a bad habit, yet many candidates seeking a sales job interview are known to lie on their resumes or even tell a “white lie” in regards to the answers to questions while on a sales position interview.The English Dictionary defines a white lie as a minor or… Continue
Added by Or Hillel on February 28, 2013 at 4:42pm —
Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!
So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm —
I look at a lot of jobs/careers pages.
So you can imagine my surprise when I was perusing the “Jobs” pages of the Forbes Magazine Most Innovative Companies In The World — and found that many of them are sub-standard.
In particular, some of these innovative companies have jobs pages that remind me of the experience I have when I visit the Department of Motor Vehicles…
Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am —
Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am —
The moving target that is the job Description!!
We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm —
I HAVE RETIRED!
I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.
My LinkedIn account is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter. This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am —
The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am —
Roller Coaster enthusiasts are usually bummed by the extremely short track, wishing there were more ups, downs, and mega insane twists. While we can’t blame a thrill seeker for wanting a longer ride, maybe roller coasters are just meant to be short and to the point, and not drawn out, exhausting, and detrimental to those around it.
The NHL, it’s players, league officials, and fans of the game have just reached the end of their own long roller coaster ride. While the lockout… Continue
Added by Christopher Young on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am —
Boolean Operators Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm —
I was catching up on email while standing in line at Peet’s in Oakland yesterday morning when the headline for a job description caught my attention:
“Head of Global Recruiting for Facebook”
Wow, we here @Ongig study job ads a bunch — I wondered what… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm —
The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!
We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm —
Ever wonder where all the traffic to your job postings comes from?
On the heals of last week’s piece on The 5 Things Everyone Should Know About SEO in Job Descriptions, Ongig took a look at our last 100,000 visits to the “social job descriptions” we help power for our employer users (and thus have visibility into via… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on December 10, 2012 at 4:30pm —
“We all know the power of negative word of mouth on image and reputation and what may have started out as an opportunity to communicate a strong employer brand may actually end up damaging it.”
Brett Minchington, … Continue
Added by Laura Purt on December 3, 2012 at 9:42am —
Who should you follow!! Updated
So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm —
Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...
Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am —
A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true.
Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:
- There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
- Dating and…
Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm —