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 —
How do you communicate with your candidates? Do you know where they first heard of you, what spurred them to apply for the role or what their first impression was? In the vast communications landscape a candidate’s first sighting could have come from an array of sources. They, themselves, probably couldn’t tell you where their first influencer came from. Because of this companies must ensure they’re on top of their… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on September 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
How? By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns
Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns. These targets may be from your own talent… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am —
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am —
I stood proudly looking down from Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 11, 2012. One could not help but see that a view from where famous Pioneer Leaders of the LDS faith nearly 165 years before had used as a planning platform for the city that would come to be known as Salt Lake would enable the planning and estimation steps needed. I sat back on a rock admiring the view near a poignant and interesting marker marking the historic spot where the survey and landscaping mapping was… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 6, 2012 at 11:45pm —
As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand and performance as a whole.
One Mystery Applicant survey found that a mere 19% of candidates surveyed were more likely to buy from or use the services of the… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on September 6, 2012 at 8:00am —
Do you really need to worry about mobile search?
Over the last five years people using search to find stuff on their mobile device has gown five times its size and this year if we look at Mobile Search spending "Mobile search spend in the U.S. increased 333% in the second quarter of 2012… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 5, 2012 at 6:03am —