When preparing your job ad do you think about your intention and strategy? Do you consider whether you want your ad to attract a broad candidate supply with relatable skills or candidates that possess very specific abilities? Do you think about words and phrases your target candidates may be searching for when looking for job openings?
The answers to these questions can determine how your job is listed. If you want your ad to attract a large candidate supply that has related skills,… Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 30, 2014 at 9:41am —
The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century.
Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry. In our … Continue
Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am —
Although at first glance I get what they’re going for, it’s an attempt to set their ad apart from the rest, and for that I can appreciate the effort. However, what I don’t think recruiters realize is the back-end implications they are opening themselves up to that can seriously handicap… Continue
Added by Justin Miller on July 8, 2014 at 9:00am —
“HR should be every company’s ‘killer app.’ What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” –Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE
Finding good candidates isn’t hard.… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on June 26, 2014 at 9:30am —
Today there are more job boards than ever which increases competition for attracting relevant jobseekers. With so many job boards available ensuring your job board can be seen by search engines is vitally important for your job board’s success.
Research has shown that 67% of jobseekers start their job hunt on search engines. Without a well planned and sustained SEO… Continue
Added by Stephanie Mills on June 17, 2014 at 10:12am —
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about threads shaping HR’s future, SEO in 2014, measuring hiring quality, helpful sourcing tools and Microsoft’s employee review system.
Now on to our favorite articles to read this week. Here are the articles that interested us (in no particular order), enjoy!:…
Added by Chris Brablc on November 15, 2013 at 11:30am —
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about software feelings, engaging tomorrow’s workforce, employment branding, A/B testing, sourcing and semantic SEO.
Also, a reminder. The Candidate Experience Awards are accepting applications for this year’s awards… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2013 at 11:29am —
With the Recruiting Innovation Summit this week in San Francisco, I thought it was as good a time to discuss innovation in our space and discuss how and why it comes about.
I’m not down there but our CEO Mike Hennessy & CSO Scott Fowle are, if you want to get your SmashFly fix.
So let’s get… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2013 at 10:38am —
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, 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… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm —
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm —
Ongig believes that one day all job pages will have live interactivity such as a comments/chat feature.
First off, it’s a great experience for the candidate — they get their questions answered (questions that often aren’t answered in a standard job posting).
But it’s great for internal recruiters too — especially for search engine optimization (SEO). Hundreds of candidates Google you and your team and jobs and the more content/text there is on your…
Added by Jason Webster on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am —
If your name is Michael Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Lindsey Lohan or Mark Twain, you might as well skip this article. It doesn't apply to you. Continue
It may seem rather ironic to some people that I'm talking here about online reputation.…
Added by Michael Wright on March 9, 2013 at 8:30pm —
The stats are scary. Continue
The average cost-per-hire is something like $5,000 USD.…
Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 4:00am —
The time has come to control content, so says Twitter. This month Twitter will be adding new fields to tweet structures on return API calls. What does this mean? It means nothing to 99% of the twitter world however this change will inevitably effect how corporate entities use twitter and it… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on February 21, 2013 at 7:30pm —
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 —
A lot of folks talk about the value of performing Search Engine Optimization on your job postings, but very rarely do we get the chance to see actual statistics regarding the benefits.
In order to get an accurate read on the performance of an SEO project, we first need to gather the current performance data to use as a benchmark for the "Before" statistics. To do this, establish the list of keywords you want to optimize for and run the queries through the Google search engine. You may… Continue
Added by Larry Engel on February 13, 2013 at 11:00am —
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 —
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 descriptions.
1) The URL Should Be In Plain English
Let’s start at the top: the URL.…
Added by Jason Webster on December 4, 2012 at 11:30pm —
As a recent graduate myself, I know that it can be difficult to know what you want to do while you’re still in school. I graduated with a degree in English education, and so I prepared myself to teach high school kids about Shakespeare and wear heels everyday so that everyone knew I wasn’t a student. I just stumbled upon… Continue
Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:07am —
Gather round, everyone. Uncle Charlie is going to tell you the story of the little meme and how it swam all over cyberspace because people loved it so.
Now, first I have to explain what a “meme” is. A meme is defined by Wikipedia as “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within the culture.” This was a concept put forth by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins back in 1976 when he described those… Continue
Added by Charles Davis on November 7, 2012 at 12:52pm —